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Marriage Is A Taboo For Me For The Next 30 Years-Rasheeda Adams

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The bitter experience of marriage has resulted in some persons especially women not wishing to be married again and have written that part off their plans temporally or for good.

One such person is media practitioner and gender activist, Rasheeda Adams who has revealed doing her jail term and wish she stays alone for the next 30 years.

In a series commemorating the 16daysofactactivism, the mother of two stated in a Facebook post “Like I always say to my mum. “I’ve done my jail time”. Nobody should dare say the word “marriage” in my presence for the next 30 years.  I can’t comman kee myself”

According to the divorcee, marriage could be likened to a jail term for her reason she is not prepared to go into another as the world commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the campaign on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence will galvanize action and support from gender rights advocates and social justice movements to end violence against women and girls around the world.

The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.

Due to the increasing cost of sanitary towels, some girls, especially those in rural areas and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, resort to using absorbents such as dirty rags, cotton wool, leaves and paper.

Aside from the fact that the neatness of these absorbents cannot be guaranteed and could cause diseases and infections to girls, most often they leak and soil themselves (their uniforms for girls in schools). The embarrassment these girls face as a result of soiling their uniforms during their periods causes them to miss school, which ultimately affects their academic performance.

Source: MyNewsGh


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