END ARRANGED MARRIAGE NOW!!! LETS SAVE THE FUTURE OF YOUNG GIRLS

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Arranged marriage is a never ending rape.  You are raped by your family as well as the men you don't want in your life but imposed to you by your parents. There is always verbal, physical and sexual abuse involved.

I was beaten up, spoken to harshly, manipulated,  forced, threatened , controlled,  demanded to marry a man of my family choice.  He was a friend of my uncle who was a Pastor. It was done under religious pretense using God as a person who sent them to abuse me to marry this men. 

It is painful and very traumatic experience.

This practice is commonly taking place in rural or poor communities. In poor villages and families young girls are a source of food, cars and betters lives.  Where a young girl cannot defend herself 

I was forced to an arranged marriage  by my aunt and mom at age 17. My family was poor, very poor. He had promised to build my mom a house and by my aunt a car. I was sold basically. How does if feel to know that your family put you through so much just for things you were gon to buy for them anyway.

They did not think I could become a doctor, they thought I can be a wife of a man I did not like, love and did not know. 

I was abused and illtreated. I was treated like a slave. I use to cry every single day of my life. I ise to take pills to fall asleep. 

The song that saved my life was Hero by Mariah Carey, I believe I can fly by R Kelly.

 I escaped and went to school and medical school. I am a doctor now, I know better and see better. I believe your signature can save a life.

I strongly believe this practice can be ended if we collect enough signatures and stand against the abuse of young rural , poor and illiterate young girls.

I will be collecting signatures on line and in New York City in person .

 

 



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