Judith Ingabire
Posted May 14, 2018 from Rwanda

 when I grew  up   in my  family ,  I found  my mother   and  father  had  only  girls.  My my  father  was  not  happy   because   having  girls. He thought  having  girls  is a problem  ,  he used  to  say  girls are  not  able  for  everything..  As we   continue  to grew  up  our  farther  had  cows    but  by  that  time   boys  are  supposed  to  look  after  cows  but  he  hadn't  any one ..  I started  to look  after  cows  and   went  to school  with  well  performance,  My  father  started   to have  a hope  I can  do  everything.  I  advised  him to   use  modern   farming  and I continued  to  study    at  the  level  of  University  of my  country. But  now he became  very  happy  because  of  achievement  I had  achieved   and he   helped  me  to  teach  others  parents  who  had  misunderstanding  about  girls .  I am  still  now  contibute  to  my community  empowering  girls and pulling  them   to the   level  of  Boys  by  participating  in  different  community  and  government  activities 

This story was submitted in response to Transmitting Change.

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Jill Langhus
May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018

Hi Judith. Welcome to World Pulse:) Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. Do you have an NGO to share with us? Looking forward to seeing more stories from you.

Tamarack Verrall
May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018

Dear Judith,
Welcome to WorldPulse. What a terrific story and great accomplishment. You show how in just one generation a spirited girl has been able to change the mind of her father. I hope many learn from your example, and I hope many girls will have the good fortune to meet you and find their own empowerment. If on your profile you would fill in the country, we would know where you are making these new changes happen!

In sisterhood,

Corine Milano
May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018

Thank you being a part of World Pulse, Judith, and for sharing this story. I love that you are empowering girls and would love to learn more about the types of activities you do in your community! Thank you for sharing again and I hope to see you around on World Pulse more.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jun 01, 2018
Jun 01, 2018

Hello, Judith,

Welcome to World Pulse! Your story is quite familiar to me because that is like my mother's story. They were all daughters, and as the youngest, her father hoped she was a son. She worked in the farm, took care of her Carabao (Water Buffalo), and became her father's assistant. She never got to finish a higher education.

I love your story. I am so proud that you pursued an education, and even become an active member of your community. I rejoice with you that you are now bringing pride to your father. Thank you for sharing your story!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Judith,
Thank you for sharing. Your father is truly a hero because he u derstood the value of the girl child despite being disappointed in the beginning. I too have three girls and I constantly remind them that their ability to be the best in life is not limited by their gender.
Thank for reaching out to the girl child in your community. You are such an inspiration to many of us.
Have a lovely day.

Mar 08
Mar 08

Thanks for Sharing!