Introducing myself and my journal: Unheard stories

Mitra Hussaini
Posted January 1, 2015 from Afghanistan

About Me:I am Mitra Hussaini from Afghanistan. I am doing my undergraduate at Asian University for Women. I worked as Technical Officer at Ministry of Higher Education. I was born in place where one woman was not considered one person. I remember the day a man came to my house he knocked the door and asked how many persons are inside. My mother responded him that we are three persons inside. When he entered the room, he saw me, my sister and my mother. He laughed and said that you three are considered only one and half persons not three because you are women. I was young enough to understand the discrimination, my mother and sister were comfortable to be called half person due to lack of knowledge and education that they were going through. Today, I am a different person from my mother and sister; I know my rights and my ability. I will never let a man call me half person and discriminate me being a woman. I want to fight to overcome some of the bitter situation of forty years war in my country. This fight is neither against my enemy nor my religion. This fight is against the culture and traditions that make women vulnerable and violate their rights. This fight is against Taliban rules, which withdraw women being an active part of country. For last few years, women were suffering from disastrous years of war and now they are suffering from harassment, discrimination, which causes them to remain vulnerable part of the country. However, I do not blame my people for being conservative and torturing their own beloved ones. I blame the extremist Taliban who destroyed the mind of our people from 1196 to 2001. This is time for the young generation of Afghanistan to get education and stand against violence. I want to contribute for a positive change in patriarchal society of Afghanistan to stand against violence. This is not an easy job to change the mind of thousands people and this is not impossible as well to implement it from different ways in Afghanistan. I hope for the best and try for the most

My Passions:To serve

My Challenges:getting education in a conservative country

My Vision for the Future:To help women and ask for their rights

My Areas of Expertise:Leadership, and raise the unheard voice

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Sarvina Kang
Jan 01, 2015
Jan 01, 2015

Welcome to Pulsewire!

I’m so glad and excited to see you in our community! Thanks so much for joining us, you are always free to post to your journal and add comments to others posts too, this is where we can freely contribute for the betterment of women and children all over that world. Please feel free to browse through our group section and post to the groups you decided to join.....On worldpulse everything is free...just be yourself.

Welcome again to our PulseWire Community and I look forward to seeing you more in here!

Mitra Hussaini
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 03, 2015

Thank you so much for your warn welcome. I am glade to meet such a talented people like you all.

Thank you Mitra

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 03, 2015

Dear Mitra,

How wonderful to meet you through WorldPulse. Just as it creates such hope to know that you are there, determined to help women and girls in your country, I hope that you will feel the strength of the WorldPulse community surrounding you and paying attention to what needs to change in Afghanistan. Despite distance, dear sister, you are not alone. I look forward to your voice in this community.

With Love in Sisterhood,

Tamarack

Mitra Hussaini
Jun 10, 2015
Jun 10, 2015

Thank you so much for appreciating me to help the poor and vulnerable women of Afghanistan. I have a plan to write a story under the title of "Unbelievable Enemy". This story would be about a woman who sacrificed her life for her husband but her husband tortured her every time he returned home after 7 or 5 years from Iran. This is faction but explains the life of many women whom I saw with my own eyes that they were and they are suffering in many villages. This story will explain the life of women who are only known as domestic workers or slaves in the house. If you all have any suggestions please let me know. I am not good at writing but still try my best to do something for the women of Afghanistan.

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 04, 2015

Dear Mitra,

Your plan to write this story is very important. The more people learn about the lives that so many women are living, the closer we are to creating change that includes every one. You have already taken the first, most important step as a writer. You have begun to write this story in your mind already. Your title is powerful, and your description is very clear. I wish you all the time you need to write this story. Let your pen flow. Any writer can benefit from an editor, someone to read over a first draft and offer a different eye. When you have had time to put your story on paper, I am sure that you could find very willing "editors" within WorldPulse. I personally would be happy to look over anything you write. There is also training in Citizen Journalism offered through WorldPulse that you might be interested in at some point. There is information on this under "Community". I look forward to your voice in this community.

Mitra Hussaini
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 04, 2015

Thank you so much for your nice and worthy words that you used to encouraged me for writing this story. But I did not get about the training in Citizen Journalism. If you have time can you explain this for me? How can I apply?

Best Mitra

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 04, 2015

Hi Mitra,

Under the main WorldPulse menu there are Headings: Home, Magazine, Community....Check under Community, then Training Program. You will find more info there for "Voices of our Future". You can request further information there.There is a lot of exciting exploring to do under all of the topics under these Headings. I am still discovering new things, myself.

Best,

Tam

Mitra Hussaini
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 04, 2015

Thank you so much for your helpful information.

Fatima Waziri - Azi
Jan 07, 2015
Jan 07, 2015

Hey there Mitra, Happy New Year! and Welcome to Worldpulse community! You are now part of a thriving network of grassroots women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you.

Mitra Hussaini
Jun 10, 2015
Jun 10, 2015

Dear Fatima, Thank you so much for welcoming me in World Pulse. I am really happy to be member of World Pulse. People here are amazing. I am sure I will experience more and will be encouraged from you wonderful and powerful women. Thanks once Fatima. I have changed the introduction about me. Please read it if you have time.

Peace Mitra