30 years

Image courtesy of Oxfam Internation

Can you imagine, 30 years

Of asking the world to stop policing policies that protect us

On rotation misrepresenting us

Begging nations to take action

30 years! Can you imagine?

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Survivors

Listen to them

Instead you thrive in pointing fingers

Knotting women in a shame bubble

Imagine, for 30 years!!

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Waging war on women

Calling them feminists

As though to abuse them

Not knowing that this word feminist is what has shaped movements

Movements that protect me

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30 darn years! Can you imagine?

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We need not be polite to cite that the light to highlight our plight is not bright

Too nice for a vice that harbors no peace for us

Because the world has made us feel like we need to small down

Cage in and if we talk, speak slow and lower the voice

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For 30 darn years! Yes, Imagine that!

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“The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.”

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Corrie Mwende

Corrie Mwende

A communications strategist passionate about humanitarian aid storytelling as well as human rights advocacy. Book nerd & basketball fan. Welcome to my thoughts!

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