Remembering Trafficked Eritrean Women

02/03/2017 21:40 PM

Remembering Trafficked

Eritrean Women

by Kiki Tzeggai

Remembering Trafficked Eritrean Women

How many Eritrean women walked behind the people that owned theirs’ and their kids’ lives in the dusty road of any given desert or villages in Africa?

How many fell down on their knees because the blows were too hard. Their nipples discharging liquid from the beating.

How many Eritrean women stared at the mouth of a dry well and considered jumping holding their babies?

But how many did we see lifting themselves from the ground, wiping their tears and learning how to fight back?

How many of these strong Eritrean women walked straight through the land of a free Eritrea and asked “how can I reclaim my destiny and by doing so, help my country?”

We continuously see them smiling, controlling their minds and reach the impossible, turn around and say “See you next time. I am standing and I am here to stay!”

No one can feel for trafficked women like another trafficked woman! The difference is to make it out of the circle and believe!

But our silence makes us guiltier than the traffickers themselves! Let’s act and stop the vicious circle.

This is a message to you my friends. To you, woman staring at a well somewhere. Please believe and do not jump!

To all those that wonder how Eritrean women become survivors, we all say “I am still standing!

With hope that society, family and government will respect and hold women at the highest place during war and post-war time.


Kiki Tzeggai

20 February 2017


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"Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so powerful as hope. With hope, one can think, one can work, one can dream. If you have hope, you have everything."

" Peace is a wall we will all create by building it brick-by-brick together". (Trade mark)

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