“My name is Mary. I was in the rebel army, and in the forest there was no way to choose someone you love I married a soldier man but I didn’t loved him at all.
When we were preparing to leave the rebellion and join the national army in 2005, I chose to join the national army instead of being demobilized. That’s what I knew when I left the rebellion. It was my greatest vision to be a female soldier and have a salary a month.
After having selected those who are going to go to the national army I was surprised hearing that I am among those who will be demobilized.
It was after that my husband told me that He is the one who sold my name because he can’t live with a female soldier that I have to stay home for housework. It hurt me so much because my vision was failed.
My husband started to mistreat; he beats me, he doesn’t give me food for the family, I have no rights on his bank account, He even went to Somalia in a mission but I never saw money as a woman who is raising her children.
When I saw that, I refused to let him beat me like a child I decided to defend myself, and It’s the quarrels that reign in our house even our children are traumatized. Because of anger I became a sex worker but nobody knows and I take refuge in the alcohol.
I say thank you for this training I feel relieved I could understand that if I continue this path I will end up destroying myself”