Violence is like a cloudy, dirty sky. Let’s make it blue and clean again.
It ruins not just the life of one person. It destroys all the people’s security.
Violence is like a day of darkness. Let’s change the darkness by ending violence.

How can we say that people are equal in their rights, when one of them is sacrificed to violence by another?
Violence destroys our society.
Men are not the only ones who are violent. Perhaps we can look at how women act towards one another.

How can we say that all people are going to start a new morning of freedom, when half of the people are in a dark, violent night? Let’s help that half.

The best way to stop violence is knowledge.
We can stop violence by removing early marriage.
Early marriage is the biggest violence against women. It brings hopelessness, darkness, and adversity.

I am a girl. I need to love and have friendships, not disrespect.
I am buried by violence.
Everyone thinks we are useless. Let us give a sense of importance to each other.

I want to be able to do things I want, not to be compelled to do something.
No one can stop me from arriving to my dreams and goals.
Making my own decisions is very important. It is my right and no one can take my rights from me.

We are not against men; we are against violence.

These are my messages for stopping violence. What are your messages for everyone?

By Mahsa, aged 13