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World Pulse: Turning Stereotypes of Women to be False

After I completed my intermediate level, I wanted to enroll in the institution which provides good education. Unfortunately, I could study only that stream which fit into my family budget. I tried my best to enroll in a good college, but since I was dependent on my parent’s economy, I had to comply with their decision, so I enrolled in a college where I was not satisfied with the quality of education. I was so sad because I wanted to get broad education: education which could enhance my critical thinking ability, and foster me to be an independent and prudent person. Realizing my life would end up as a girl who is destined to be confined within household chores and a simple job in office took me to depression because I knew I could be more than that. At that period of time, I learnt about the university where I am currently studying in Bangladesh. Coming to the university has opened up the global world for me and this is the place which introduced me to World pulse. My fortune was strong that I ended up in this university, but not every woman is favored by their luck. Moreover, education is not something which can be decided by luck: it is a necessity to live an independent and better life, especially for women.

I was surprised to find women from so many different parts of the world sharing their problems and coming up with solutions in World Pulse. I always wanted to be able to share my voice, be the voice of others who could not reach the correct platform, be able to analyze situations and come up with solutions. This inspired me to apply for Voices of Our Future. This campaign will help nurture my journalism skills and enable me to portray life of others in a realistic way. The campaign is important for me to make my vision come true. I want to be able to address women’s issues and contribute in solving problems which women are facing in the corners of Nepal. There are some rural parts of Nepal which is isolated and stories of those women have never come to media. Their stories need to be shared and be heard by entire Nepal as well as the international world because I believe they have stories that will augment women’s issues and even be the solution to problems women are facing. In addition, I want education being available to every girl in Nepal because when we go farther from Kathmandu women still are ignored for education. I will be able to make this vision come true only if I gather ample amount of information about women’s issues, information technology and build strong network around the globe which is possible through World Pulse. I want to be the person who introduces women, whose voices have never been heard in the world, to the powerful world of social media.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Girls Transform the World Digital Action Campaign.

World Pulse believes that women's stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring girls greater access to education which will transform their lives, their families, and communities. The Girls Transform Campaign elicits insightful content from young women on the ground, strengthens their confidence as women, and ensures that influencers and powerful institutions hear their stories.
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Aminah's picture

Good luck with your effort Rasani.

I have the good fortune to visit Dhaka and met so many educated and intelligent people.

I wish you all the best for your aspiration to become an advocate of gender issues.



JaniceW's picture

Speaking out for the silent

I am inspired by your vision to bring voice to those women and girls in the furtherest regions of Nepal and to advocate for their education. As you see in your own story, education is key to future economic growth with the benefits extending well beyond individual students to whole societies. I look forward to reading more about your journey to introduce women in rural Nepal to the world.

Klaudia Mexico's picture

need has the face everywhere

Not long ago, I lived in Canada and I realized need has the same face everywhere. I wasn´t naive, I just didn't realize human suffering hurts the same everywhere. While, I was reading your piece I thought of the tons of challenges Mexican and Latin American women have yet to overcome, They´re embracing motherhood without being prepared and we must stop this cycle. I know we will.
All the best

Klaudia González

Dear Rasani,

This is a wonderful ambition! Have you already begun to get your friends and classmates started on World Pulse? Hopefully they can have the same process of discovery as you.

Congratulations on having made it to the University, I hope that your journalism studies continue to go well.


*resolved this year to think twice and to smile twice before doing anything*

rasani's picture

Thank you

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your inspiring words.

Aminah: Thank you for your best wishes.

Jenice: I too am highly excited to see the response of the women when they will interact with the world. I want them to share their pain, their goodness and inspire all of us with their stories.

Klaudia: I really liked your analysis and it is indeed true that women in each and every part of the world have pain and sufferings to share. I would like to know more about the problems that women in Latin America and Mexico are facing in detail.

Kati: I am motivating my friends to be a part of World Pulse and extend our social powerful network.

I would highly appreciate the advice you give me to introduce e-learning, better educational opportunities or ways to introduce social media in corners of Nepal where there is not even electricity or other facilities for communication.

erinluhmann's picture

A Natural Leader

Dear Rasani,

I look forward to reading the stories of other Nepali women that you collect and share throughout the course of this digital media campaign. It sounds like you'll be a great peer editor as well.

Will you be including photos and video in your reporting as well? I'd love to see some of the faces that you bring into your coverage of women's access to education in Nepal!


rasani's picture

Video of Nepali women

Dear Erinluhmann,

It was so good to know that your are interested in the lives of Nepali women. I will try to share my short film with World Pulse, so that every member can get access to it. I have some pictures of young girls and boys and also a short interview with them which we took along the way to Jajarkot. I will come up with some ideas of sharing those pictures and views about education from those young girl's and boy's point of view.

I will make sure to keep you updated about it.

With warm regards,

erinluhmann's picture

Happy to Hear!


Happy to hear that you'll be sharing some visual stories as well. I look forward to viewing your content!


rasani's picture

Hi Erin

I would love to be a peer editor as well :)


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