Tuesday, 6 August 2013

#ChildNotBride Lending my voice

Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, poor self esteem, somatization, insecurity, sleep disorders, trust issues, post traumatic stress disorders, conduct disorder, teenage pregnancy, self inflicted harm...etc, these and a lot more are effects of child sexual abuse.

The physical and emotional pain a child goes through when molested is unimaginable, the fear within to tell anyone especially if it's a family member, the sleepless nights because she is scared someone else might creep up on her...its heartbreaking

The torture she goes through, hot tears rushing down her face as she weeps in pain, a past she never wants to remember

That's how bad it is and worse, no child would gladly accept to feel this way please let's not force them into the unending torture

Child marriage is child sexual abuse, the undeveloped organs in the bodies of the little girls being put under distress is unbearable to imagine...She is a child not a bride

Imagine watching your 13years old daughter being molested by a 40years old man! It's a horrible sight right? It's heart burning. We definitely don't want to see our babies get pregnant for some randy old fool. Oh yes we might say it's the poor people that would give their daughters away, if they had a choice they would not, dey do not have a voice to speak...please let's help them.

We have the gadgets and the resources the help them fight this selfish men who have stooped so low and degraded to this horrible point.

When a child becomes a bride, She is denied;
The right to an education.
The right to be protected from physical and mental violence, injury or abuse, including sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.
The right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health.
The right to rest and leisure, and to participate freely in cultural life.
The right to not be separated from parents against the child's will.
The right to protection against all forms of exploitation affecting any aspect of the child’s welfare.
The right to eventual employment.

Let's speak for our babies and fight against the passage of the bill.

Join your voice and share this post
Please do not ignore...its a passionate cry of a young child.

Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Nice piece. Woman needs to be respected and not abuse. No to Child marriage.