What is the main point of your story?
My point is that women which get back from maternity leave should not be afraid to claim their rights.
Why this story?
Because last night, I was reflecting about violence and gender-based violence, and I remembered that I have a brand new apron in my wardrobe, and I haven’t used it even once in three years. And, it’s not because there was no opportunity. I could have taken it to work, but I always start thinking, it’s white… it can be easily soiled. And yesterday, I confessed to myself that it’s because I just don’t want to touch it and to remember my previous job. That was a revelation for me thanks to your workshop.
Has taking part in GTG impacted you and if so, how?
After two days of the workshop, I came to realize that violence can be not just physical, but also have other modes. First, you think violence is a physical impact, but when you dig deeper, you understand that there can be a strong psychological violence and self-violence too.
Do you have a message for other women around GBV or internal displacement?
You shouldn’t give up, whatever situation happens to you—it can be a job or apartment search, or search for good family relationships. Foremost, you shouldn’t let yourself give up… I’d like to add that internally displaced people shouldn’t be afraid of displacement. There are always those who will need you, who will be compassionate to you. Good people are everywhere.