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Thursday, 27 March 2014
A VIOLENCE FREE HEAVEN CALLED HOME
In dedication to all women and mothers
Many are the times I
imagine a world free of sexual violence against women and this makes me think
twice on how productive our homes or areas will be since our mothers, sisters, partners and daughters
are happy. Therefore, I have taken this opportunity to address the issue of
domestic violence against women which is on a rise in our country and if not
handled well may lead to more problems in the near future.
Furthermore, may I congratulate married men
out there and may I highlight the importance of marriage: it being an
‘institution of love’ not the now renowned institution of violence against
partners which initially destroys the union of marriage by all aspects. And a
marriage certificate is not a document of ownership that grants a man power to
violent a woman on the basis of the certificate but only a certificate of
evidence of courtship of the parties involved mainly for statistics by the
With this in mind, it is important for every
man to respect women as a creation made in God’s own image thus let no mankind
feel more superior than others. However, it can be seen from the above analysis
that, most men embrace violence to peace as a way of consolidating they
influences on their partners without thinking of anything else and this attitude
has grown and affected the society both directly and indirectly.
Unquestionably, it is general knowledge to
state that most men who violent women do it due to ignorance and failure of
social, educational and religious notions that have failed to advocate for
equality in the society for satisfaction of personal desires. For example, most
social notions state that, ‘who loves well, punishes well’, or ‘beating a wife
is an evidence of true love’, but I strongly argue against those notions
because I believe the biblical definition of love in 1 Corinthians 13 truly
highlights the significance and code of conduct of love. It is important
however, to overemphasis the strength of ignorant notions that govern the
institution of marriage or friendship in a deadly bumpy direction of violence.
In the same line of
thinking, given the advantages of marriage from a the biblical point of view
outlined in the previous paragraph, I would like to further state the
importance of courtship or marriage from a biblical point of view from the book
of Proverbs 18 vs 22 that highlights the pleasure and favors of finding a wife
that the lord is proud of himself. In short, women are meant to be an important
people in the making of our communities; hence violence against them is like scam
or fraud aimed to stealing from oneself with an excuse of not knowing.
Surely, society lacks its
definition if the beauty of our mothers, sisters, partners and daughters is
violated continually and it is high
time, the government strengthened laws and rules because politics seems to have
taken precedence over violence against women. I believe an independent
commission has to be established dedicated to advocating and enforcing the laws
and rule that protect women in our societies. And a word of caution to the
government is that, the longer the keep politicking with issues affecting women
the worse the outcome of violence because as of now, constitutionally the
capital punishment attached to violence against women is not good enough to set
an example because our country needs men who inherit good morals not violence
that they may have witnessed as a mode of life.
A violence free heaven called home is very possible, if only we learn to live in peace with our next neighbors despite their sex or skin color.