About Me: My Name is Tabassum and I am the leader of the first ever women Jirga in the history of Pakistan. Please find attached a presentation/pictorial profile of DA KHWENDO JIRGA - The Sisters Council and "The Awakening". We the women members of the Jirga would like to make a request to kindly provide an opportunity to these unsung heroes of the women Jirga an opportunity to learn from your prestigious organization and promote our work and let the world know about the great efforts that are made by these unsung heroes who are challenging the patriarchy of the Pashtun Society. Tabassum has also been awarded the best Human Defenders Award 2013.
My Passions: Strive for Change
My Challenges: Equality
My Vision for the Future: I envisions a progressive and sustainable society, wherein all women live peacefully and with dignity, enjoying social, political , and economic equality as well as the right to livelihood, freedom of expression, religion and equal opportunity
My Areas of Expertise: Human Rights