INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY / By Teresinka Pereira (President of IWA)

INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY

According to Amnesty International

March 8, 2014.

Teresinka Pereiera Presidente IWA

    by   Teresinka  Pereira

    President of IWA

 

The most pure verse

I can write must be dedicated

to Fatou, a girl from Burkina Faso,

who was beaten by her husband

because she only gave birth to girls.

After several unwanted daughters,

she died giving birth to another girl.

In many countries of the world,

included the United States,

women are treated like sexual objects,

rented and sold as prostitutes.

I also want to denounce the immoral

custom of families who make

their daughters marry the men

who raped and abused them.

And I hope some day the religions,

laws and practices that submit girls

to genital mutilation will be forbidden

in all countries, and that women

will be treated like human beings.

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