Introducing myself and my journal: Gurdofarid - the first woman leader of her time!

Posted May 19, 2014 from Tajikistan

About Me: My name is Roziya Jarkinzoda. I live in the village Khistevarz in Tajikistan. I am 63 and worked as an English language teacher for 42 years in the local shool. I have also opened NGO with other active women of my community to help population to live better, to support rural women to know their rights and be happy. We have opened free juridical center for women which already helped more than 157 women with their problems. And prevented 78 families of destroying. Through NGO Gurdofarid (Gurdofarid - the name of the Queen in an ancient persian country and also mentioned in the greatest work of Firdousi "Shahname" as a woman leader and fighter.) we have opened "Mothers' School", Education Center where currently study 120 students learning Russian, English, German and Chinese languages and of course learning computer sciences. Its very important to teach people how effectively use internet in their career.

My Passions: Help who need

My Challenges: lack of finance and volunteers

My Vision for the Future: Technologes can change the world

My Areas of Expertise: Education and law

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  • kellyannaustin
    May 19, 2014
    May 19, 2014


    I'm impressed to read about the education work you do! I wonder if you would be willing to compose a piece about digital issues for our Women Weave the Web Campaign? I'd love to hear your thoughts about how technology affects your life and the lives of women around you. And your efforts to educate people about languages and computer sciences might be a perfect subject! You can find out more information about the campaign here, It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital literacy in all its complexity.

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    I hope you'll participate!

    Wishing you peace,

  • Yvette Warren
    May 22, 2014
    May 22, 2014

    Welcome, Roziya. It is so inspiring to read about you work of empowerment through education.

    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:

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

    Blessings. Yvette