Are you happy now?
Seeing blood flowing and bruises all over my body🤕,
Do you feel good when you see tears in my eyes?
What do you gain from battering me every day?
You force me into sexual activities only to satisfy your ego,
But causing pain to me and tearing my system!
Do you even care about my future👩🏽🎓?
Only thing you could do is keep torturing me every time you are home,
Shame on you
You have taken a way my property🤐 using your so called cultural rights,
You keep abusing me; your happiness is to deny me my rights just because I am a woman🤷🏽♀?
I have been forced into harmful cultural practices like female genital mutilation,
Why do you treat me with no respect even in my own home?
Excuse me; I am not a property to be traded for cows and goats ,
Know I am a human, who doesn’t believe in violence☮,
Your actions have left scars all over my body🤕,
Are you happy to see me treating wounds caused by a person I trust,
You have made me loss my respect among my own children, my neighbors and friends👩👧👦,
Because they know I can be beaten at any time even when there is no mistake
Hahaha🤣🤣! I now understand that you think every battle is won through violence!
We discovered better ways to solve our problems without being hurt👩❤👩,
You !? I mean YOU ! You have the ability to create happiness than violence🤕,
Think about having a talk and listening to each other as married partners🤔,
Know that Violence won’t solve anything but rather cause pain and hatred🤦🏾♀,
Violence is never acceptable regardless of how you package it ,
We can always seek help from friends, neighbors and community leaders other than violence🗣,
It is not my fault to be abused but rather your weakness to use violence,
Let’s make happiness not violence,
Let’s end violence against women.
Author: Ssekajoolo Mathew✍🏽
Editor: Zaharah Namanda👩🏽💻