Archive for March 8, 2019


#MAMARASAKIT: I Am A Phenomenal Woman — Celebrating the 2019 International Women’s Day

By Amer Mayen Dhieu, Brisbane, Australia

Amer Mayen Dhieu
#MaMaraSakit – Amer Mayen Dhieu, gender and human rights activist

#MAMARASAKIT

I am a woman

A phenomenal Woman

I am strong, I am brave

Nations use me as weapons of war

Through rape, torture, abuse

I survived, I conquered

#MAMARASAKIT

I am phenomenal woman

I am a woman

A phenomenal woman

Biologists claim I am weak, emotional, irrational

Yet, I work seven days a week, contributing to the economy through

Unpaid work, childbearing, providing shelter and a place to call home

#MAMARASAKIT

I am phenomenal woman

I am a woman

A phenomenal woman

At home, I am abused, emotionally tortured, physically harmed

In many countries, no laws preventing this cruel act

Cultures, traditions and even customary laws unconsciously support this cruelty

Some promote it, calling it a way to discipline me

I stand strong because I am not “JUST” a woman

I am a phenomenal woman

#MAMARASAKIT

They called me a mere dependent

Yet I am caring, I accommodate more than what my human energy can afford

Caring for the most vulnerable members of my household, even the busy workers

I gave up the healthy 8 hour sleep required

Because I need to stay up to prepare meals, provide baby needs and cater for home occupants

With all these commitments, how am I a mere dependent?

I am a woman

A phenomenal woman

#MAMARASAKIT

I participate

I contribute

I care

I Love

Through my organs, I support human multiplication

I produce eggs, fertile ones

I conceive

Through conception to gestation period, I carry the load for 9 months

I am not “JUST a woman, I am a phenomenal woman

#MAMARASAKIT

I am resilient

I go through pains, unbearable ones

Sometimes, when nature fail me, I go through knife to reproduce humanity

Through my biological power, I keep human generation going.

I am important, not “JUST” a woman, a phenomenal woman

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#MAMARASAKIT

Save me from all cruelty

I need laws, to protect me

I need manners, to respect me

I need more consideration, to appreciate my contribution

I need protection, to prevent more raping

More torture, more domestic violence, and more murders

I am not “JUST” a woman,

I am phenomenal woman

Happy International Women’s Day

#Think equal

#Build smart

#Innovate for change

Ms. Amer Mayen Dhieu, the co-founder and executive director for the Twic East Girls Scholarship Program (TEGSP), received her Bachelor of Social Science degree, majoring in Psychology and Human Services from the Christian Heritage College in Brisbane, Queensland, and her Masters of International Relations, majoring in International Security and Human Rights, from Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. You can reach her via her email: Mayen Dhieu mayendhieu90@gmail.com