April 1, 2021
“During the 1980s, I was a young girl living in the village, practicing our old traditions and culture. My brother wanted to get married to a girl in the village next to ours, and back then when you wanted to get married, but didn’t have the money to fund the marriage, you could give your sister to one of their sons as a wife. They weren’t even asking the girl if she wanted to get married or not. I got married and lived with my husband, but because we didn’t know each other well, and didn’t understand each other we had many problems. Nevertheless, I ultimately accepted the fact that it was my life and I needed to adapt. Due to my husband’s job, who was a moving farmer, we used to move a lot. My husband decided to buy a car and move to the city, he used to go to work for weeks and not come back. During that time, I used to practice sewing to help out. I am no 70 years old and things have changed a lot. Women can speak up for their rights nowadays”.