Our society needs women
Who are so strong – they can be gentle
So educated – they can be humble
So fierce – they can be compassionate
So passionate – they can be rational
And so disciplined that they can be free.
Violence against women and girls is rooted in a gender-based discrimination, social norms and gender stereotypes that perpetuate such unequal society. Given the devastating effect violence has on women, efforts have mainly focused on responses and services for survivors.
However, the best way to end violence against women and girls is to prevent it from happening in the first place by addressing its root and structural causes. A woman should be strong so that her daughter will have a role model and her son will know how to treat a woman by being a gentleman.
The prevention should start in an early life, by educating and working with young boys and girls promoting respectful relationships and gender equality. Working with youth is a “best bet” for faster, sustained progress on preventing and eradicating gender-based violence. While public policies and interventions often overlook this stage of life, it is a critical era when values and norms around gender equality are forged.
Women’s are strong always; they don’t need to sit around and feel sorry for themselves, nor let the society mistreat them. Women just don’t need to respond people who mistreat or disobey them or try to bring them down. A woman should know how to rise up stronger when they fall as women’s are not the victims, they are the survivors.
An education curriculum should be formed to engage young people to make efforts to prevent and end discrimination against girls and women. The world needs strong women. Women who can build others, who will love and be loved, who will live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of an indomitable will is all our society needs.
It is true that the progress in terms of gender equality is uneven, but we need to understand that women are strong. They are forged through challenges of life, with each challenge they grow mentally and emotionally. Women move forward with their head held high and a strength that can never be denied.
A woman is a Warrior.
Director, Legal research.