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I would love to celebrate and say happy Women‘s Month almost every year in August, but I cannot. Not when a young woman still dies at the hands of her boyfriend. Not when the media still portray women as sex objects and inferior than men. Not when women cannot walk down the streets freely.

Not when women are getting raped almost everyday. Not when public figures find easy to publicly beat up and harass women. Not when men kill their wives and girlfriends.

Therefore, instead of saying happy Women‘s Month, I‘m just going to wish all women safety, love and strength. I will wish them a better country, police officers that will protect them and to find men who will protect and love them; as well as strength to walk freely and dignity.