05

May

2016

Starting believing myself

every night and day my father beats my mother and my mother beats her five children including me. She always beaten physically and harassed mentally but she does not make any protest. I personally asked her many times to leave this house but she said where she will go. She does not have any other place to go. She will be beating up till her death. She used to say that this is life of a woman. I will be going through the same life in my future, she said. I came to this school to change my life. Sir, would you give me a life different from my mother? She asked this question to the ED of PHREB.

Sitting in the row with other girls in the very first class of Tulip School Sutoria Para branch, Fahima asked her teacher Majeda where boys come from and where girls come from. Teacher Majeda replied her both comes from mother’s womb and both are equal in dignity. Fahima only moved her head and made a gesture that she was not agreed with the teacher. When the Executive Director of PHREB visited the school on July 13, 2015, she asked the same question to him. Instead of replying her, he asked her opinion and her experience. She shared the following story: every night and day my father beats my mother and my mother beats her five children including me. She always beaten physically and harassed mentally but she does not make any protest. I personally asked her many times to leave this house but she said where she will go. She does not have any other place to go. She will be beating up till her death. She used to say that this is life of a woman. I will be going through the same life in my future, she said. I came to this school to change my life. Sir, would you give me a life different from my mother? She asked this question to the ED of PHREB.

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