I can think of my Visions and I can see their future in the mirror of Voices of Our Future, :)
The real vision that I have finally chosen it to be the most important of all my visions is providing education to both women and children. The reason why I have chosen it to be the important of all my life visions is because in one hand, I have seen many children living a life full of depression, hardship, obstacles, and poverty; therefore I want to educate them in order to make them able to not suffer anymore. On the other hand, I have deep desire to bring out women’s hidden talents and voices. In fact, there are women in Afghanistan approximately equal to the number of men there, why wherever we go, we hear about men’s activity, their championship, their wisdom, but not women’s…. The answer to this question is obvious. Afghanistan is mostly a male dominated country, so the reason why there is no women’s voice or activity is because men are the only ones who had been given the opportunities to do what they want, and to live in the way they want to live. Women, according to some men’s perspective, are just only to stay home, rise up children, and do the house chores. That is all a woman is considered to do in most of the places in Afghanistan. Reading these all, a person might think of me as a person who is against men’s activity, but I want to challenge if they once go to Afghanistan and see the scene with their own eyes, then they will never think of it to be an extreme decision or thought, rather they might try to support me in my visions.
After taking a test on what kind of feminist we are in my university class, I have come to know that I am a Socialist Feminist, the one who tries to bring change through social activities, wants to have an educational reform, equal rights amendment, wage rights, reproductive rights, and so on. I totally agree with the result, because I have the hope to bring these all changes. Even though I might not be able to do these all, still I am able to individually work in one of these areas and indeed I will do.
Why am I surely saying “I will do”? Mostly people are sure, when they have supporters, and when they feel that there are also others who are in consent with them, who share same perspectives as them, and who help them to stand rather to oppress them in order to make them weaker than ever. That is why I am sure as well because I have world pulse and the revolutionary people of it with me. World pulse is a place where it empowers women to achieve their goals, not to oppose men and so does the Voices of Our Future. As I have read through the empowerment methodology of VOF, it has basically become clear to me that I will be changed positively and I will change my society or my country or the world towards positive future. In fact, in most of the cases, some human beings always think about the negative side, they are pessimistic. This is not something natural in human beings; it occurs when human beings have passed a long time of depression, so then even if the situation might have changed for them, they still are afraid of stepping forward to change something around themselves. It was also same for me, as my country passed 30 years of war, I felt myself unable to do anything, but after joining the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh as well as joining the World Pulse, I have got the courage that I am able to do something in my society, so this rather made me optimistic about my future. About learning from the VOF, it would be a great opportunity for me to learn a lot, and finally to be changed for a better future. I will improve through the Voices of our Future Program.