She is one of a kind.
You may not know her,
but you surely recognize her.
She’s perfect as well as imperfect,
She’s sunshine as well as sheer madness.
She makes everyone groove to her rhythm,
And blows everyone with her vision.
You must have seen her all moods:
The butterflies, the quiet highs, the stupid smiles, the screaming cries, the messy fights, and then the emotional nights.
And considered her just quirky at times.
But no matter what, she got courage which all adore,
This is why she’s bold for some and gemstone to more.
She’s a rule-breaker, trailblazer, game changer,
But sometimes, she needs someone to applaud her that – “she is more than stronger.”
So, what if you don’t know their reality,
she’s a woman, one of a kind.
Where I have been pointing all the bold portions of her life in the sad tone of outer utter hardships she had to go through.
Sometimes it feels quite a self-pity situation while keeping count on the crises of our life.
Whether we are responding to an emergency, working on long terms projects with communities, or campaigning for lasting change, we fight the inequality and deep-rooted discrimination that makes and keeps women poor.
Poor in all aspects whether it is financially as well as emotional.
Here are some of the startling statistics showing how desperately initiatives to improve education, health, and quality of life as International Women’s Day approaches.
More than a third of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives.
at least 46 countries have no laws protecting women against domestic violence and many nations do enforce them poorly.
“The most common form is domestic violence or attacks by current or previous partners, which occur most frequently between a woman’s teenage years and menopause.”
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
An estimated 120 million girls and women under age 20 have been subjected to forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts – around percent cent.
A Unicef report found that the violence was a “global reality” across all countries and social groups that could include harassment, rape, or sexual exploitation in prostitution or pornography.
“The true magnitude of sexual violence is hidden because of its sensitive and illegal nature”
Almost two-thirds of illiterate adults are women and the proportion has remained unchanged for two decades.
While “remarkable progress” in education has been seen in the last 20 years, girls are still underrepresented globally in secondary schools and universities, particularly in developing countries.
“The vast majority of older women in Northern Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southern Asia are illiterate, according to UN statistics.”
Worldwide, only around a fifth of parliamentary seats are held by women and there were only 19 female heads of state or government in 2014 – just seven more than in 1995.
The proportion of the world’s cabinet ministers who were women nearly tripled between 1994 and 2014, yet remains low at 17 percent, according to the UN.
“The use by some countries of gender quotas has improved women’s chances of being elected,” a report noted. “Yet, once elected, few women reach the higher echelons of parliamentary hierarchies.”
In the private sector, fewer than 4 percent of CEOs leading the world’s 500 major corporations are women.
Around 600 million women – 53 percent of those working globally – are in jobs that are insecure and typically not protected by labor laws.
“The glass ceiling appears to be most impenetrable in the largest corporations, which are still essentially male-dominated, particularly at the level of CEO.”
Women make up just 55 of the 500 richest people in the world, according to Forbes’ list of billionaires.
On average, women still earn less than men across all sectors and occupations, with women working full-time earning between 70 percent and 90 percent of equivalent male salaries, according to the UN.
“Just 62 people currently own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population combined – and just nine of them are women.”
Every day, in every country in the world, women are confronted by discrimination and inequality. They face violence, abuse, and unequal treatment at home, at work, and in their wider communities – and are denied opportunities to learn, to earn, and to lead.
Achieving gender justice is not only a matter of basic rights. It’s also a key means of achieving fairer societies and overcoming poverty. And we all have an equal part to play in making it happen.
Believe me, it’s not easy to be me as “she“
I’m not propaganda,
I’m on a feminist agenda.
I’m not over exaggerating,
I’m easing the complicating.
I’m not dramatizing my menstrual cycle,
I’m opening with what I silently tackle.
I’m not asking for your back,
I’m seeking you beside, intact.
I’m not moaning about less pay,
I’m outlashing against your invalid say.
I’m not begging you to hear me,
I’m looking you to listen to me.
I’m not asking you to verify- ‘how beautiful I’m?’,
I’m saying you to see- “I’m amazing, just the way I’m”.