A woman helped
When I was in Peshawar Pakistan and working with Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) for Afghan refugees, we were doing different seminar and workshops and had different women learning centers to empower Afghan women.
There was an Afghan woman in Jalozai Afghan Campus. Her name was Pari Gul she was facing family and psychological problems, she was 13 years old girl bound to marry a man who had already two other wives, she was the third, as she was alone in the world her family was murdered in Afghan civil war. Her husband and his two wives were torturing her after marriage, and she was serving them as a servant, she was waiting how to solve her problem.
AIL had a center in that campus to solve women’s problem. As I found her problem I introduced her to the center, she joined the tailoring and literacy classes. During six month we worked with her to empower her in different sides like social, psychological, family, communication, flexibility, adaptation, think positively, how to be a good listener, different ways to face challenges, having good manner, self affiance, self devotion, respect others, loyalty, kindness, creative, generous, seeking realty, patience, responsible, how to become self reliance, loving her family, how to reach to the two worlds luckiness, Modesty …. We were not working with her, but we also worked with almost 15 other women. After passing the class, after six month we evaluated her, she had changed her live style she became a good tailor and she started to sew clothes for her family members and others and get money to earn her and her family living, it was the beginning of a new life for her. Her husband and his two other wives realized that she a good personality and they were happy that she can help them economically and changed their attitude positively.