I have been working in rural Pakistan for two decades now to raise the status of women through education and empowerment, but it has not been easy. I am a single woman,
who belongs to a minority of Pakistan and I am an education activist.
You can imagine my life, I would work 20 hours a day for years and years, I had to face discrimination, failure, abuse, insult, threats, attacks & slaps on my face for teaching girls and there was only my pillow which would know of my tears, my parents are old and I have no brother, in a society where men treat women like slaves I am a big threat for those men therefor they do everything they can to force me to give up on my mission. I got sick with stress and doctor said you will die soon, reduce your stress and work load, but I decided that I will plant a seed of education and empowerment in the heart of girls until I have a last beat in my heart because ultimately everyone has to die there for being killed is not a big deal but illiteracy and ignorance, because it can kill the humanity.
But then I joined World Pulse and shared my experiences, it was life changing. I was accepted, I was respected, I was admired and I was made feel that I am not alone in the mission on which I am.
I won a prize for my writing and work and from the support, we started 9 new projects, we hired more teachers, from around the world, people started joining us as volunteers, I started getting respect and appreciation from around the world. And for the first time my students were able to sit in a room under a roof, which I bought with the prize money, and this was just a beginning.
It has been six years since I was desperate to tell the world about the impact of world pulse,so that more and more women can join this outstanding platform and see the light of hope in their lives as I did after joining world Pulse.
I was lucky enough to be appointed as World Pulse Ambassador in Pakistan this year, so the time came and I started taking this opportunity to take the message of World Pulse wherever I go. I went to universities and addressed to youth in Pakistan, I visited rural areas; I told to my students and teachers, I used whatSapp to spread the message, I used digital and print media to share the news and I brought this amazing message on international platforms.
Recently I joined a conference and training on prevention on HIV and AIDS in Taiwan, where female Christian leaders from 48 countries came. We stayed there for 11 days and I kept teaching them about World Pulse. I got this chance to speak to almost 300 people at the conference several times and each time I spoke about world Pulse, I met the General Secretary of Christians Conference of Asia and I talked to him about the World. Women from many countries asked me how they can join the World Pulse and I guided them.
World Pulse is my home where I feel safe and I am proud of my home which has a lot of space to accommodate each woman on the planet.