Introducing myself and my journal: Khwendo Jirga

Posted March 25, 2014 from Pakistan

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

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Mar 25, 2014
Mar 25, 2014

Hello KhwendoJirga

Greetings and I am happy to meet you.

A really great thing you are doing - Women live with dignity- Yes.

Equality - Yes

Love to you


Yvette Warren
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 25, 2014

Welcome, Tabassum. World Pulse is always honored to have powerful leaders join in our network of others who share your passion for empowerment through education. congratulations on your reception of the Human Defenders Award 2013.

You are now a part of a thriving grassroots network of women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

You may like to participate in our current campaign Women Weave the Web, celebrating the use of technology in empowerment efforts:

I look forward to hearing more of your voice in WorldPulse.

Blessings. Yvette

Emily Garcia
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 26, 2014

Dear Tabassum,

Welcome to World Pulse! We are so honored to have you here. I received your email with information about all the great work you are doing for women and girls in Pakistan. Your own personal story is a powerful one as well. It would be wonderful if you could share your story and more about Khwendo Jirga - The Sisters Council and "The Awakening" here in the community by posting to your journal.

Thank you for being here. I look forward to connecting with you!

Warm wishes, Emily

Ariane Assumani
Apr 02, 2014
Apr 02, 2014

Bienvenu à WOLRD PULSE j'espère que vous apprécierer faire partie de cette communauté des femmes de beaucoup de pays à travers le monde. Nous pouvons trouver des solutions pour mettre fin à la violence faite aux femmes et à faire un monde de paix et sécurité pour nos familles de notre génération présente mais aussi et surtout celle futur. Nous entendons votre voix sur les histoier de votre vie. A bientôt