Educating Women Instead of Pursuing Warfare
Many Afghan youths around the world are trying hard for bringing about change in Afghanistan. Suddenly, these glittering minded Afghans’ hopes are vanished just by arriving in Afghanistan. They find themselves only few.
An Afghan photograph hesitates of taking picture of a woman with her Burqa and sick baby on the street. A painter cannot dare to use the colors on the beauty of a woman’s veil. The veiled woman might afraid of being drawn with her veil by the colors.
A writer might want to bring a war-torn mother’s story into words, but she rejects for the fear of sharing her story with the world. Thus, the writer might forget words for explaining the value of her voice because she does not give value to her voice.
A woman might walk on the street of Kabul city, and cannot help the woman on the street being stoning by some unknown men or women. But she remains calm because she is a woman. People might stone her as well just for helping another woman.
These barriers for change are because Afghan people are so much busy with their present lives for rebuilding their cracked houses after decades of severe wars. They are so much devastated with the gloomy memories of wars that they do not want to go back to those miseries by sharing them with others. Afghan people do not have time to think about future, hope, and joy. We want to speak out for giving them hope and way of thinking about happiness back as we can see the deep-depression in their heart through their eyes and voices and temper on women.
The one solution for bringing change is empowering Afghans around the world to wash the world’s mind about the stereotypes on Afghan women, Burqa, Islam, and culture. We want the world to hear from Afghan women that they need education for distinguishing between moral and immoral values in this culture.
The Pulsewire and other online communities have started giving Afghan women voice. They write and share stories with other women for a stronger voice without fear. I would never dare to go outside my home in Kabul for interviewing women. I see these women suffering, bearing, and shivering under the thunder of fear of their husbands or in-laws. I have kept their voices and stories alive with my words in my writings in WorldPulse.
And I again want to say that,
These women under Burqa do not feel suppressed because they have forgotten living without wearing wired-eyed-Hijab. The wind of freedom does not yet whispered into their ears, and they have not yet felt the drops of rain granting them the joy of living. Most of these women are afraid of freedom. By collected-voices from around the world, we will educate all of the Afghan women to define Freedom and then have the option to have their Burqa on our out. Just we need education from ‘the world of peace,’ not activism against Burqa, or weapons, or troops.