Love this journey.. Believe you can and you are half way there…
I wonder how things are connected. Now I believe everything happens for a reason. Thinking 2ndweek’s journal I was unable to relate it to just 1 incident, recalling my quest for such platform many scenes flashed back in mind connected with one another then I realized that this journey of world-pulse has not started now; it has its roots from my childhood.
1st flashback: Sleepless nights in my childhood hearing scream of neighbour beaten by her husband.
2nd flashback: My friend tearful eyes, neither she had food nor got fees for studies. She was living like orphan in presence of her father just because she was girl and her father wanted sons.
3rd one: A girl burnt by her in-laws and husband her last screams of pain..awful
Grown in such screams, I witnessed much violence. I shouted and mourned that why women are weak? Why tolerating violence? Why not reporting it? but I was hushed-up. On raising many questions of “why” my mother always replied angrily that “don’t indulge yourself in such issues it’s not your business” she said “some questions remain unanswered throughout our life” yes I left unanswered but one question stuck in mind and was fighting with myself that is it really not my business until and unless I experience it by myself but then what? Like other women I will silently die, No not die I will be KILLED..Yes the killers will survive and innocents will die. Can I let them die?? Can I escape myself from screams which has almost cracked my heart and still echoing in my mind??
Here next connection started when one day I read women empowerment training ad I rushed to join it. Observing my enthusiasm in training they honoured me chance to become a trainer thus I empowered 30 women. Training also helped in quitting my internal FIGHT. Meanwhile Pakistan crises shifted my focus toward displaced women to help them I joined an NGO by meting founder of “FRD”. We provided relief to millions of marginalized population of disaster/conflict-stricken areas. Looking my passion for women uplift, he recommended me to join world-pulse. Oh God! I was really reluctant that I’m not journalist how can I?? But when entered I felt as it was like taking first step and reached to destiny. Wondering how world-pulse listen my heart, it is exactly what I want. Beside my well-being work now I will raise voices of unheard women. While those who have access to net I can console them by giving them online motivational trainings by creating web community. If I can do nothing for them at least I can listen to them.
I will bring women’s smile back. People said you can’t..Alas!! Why people discourage us? Well not coming again on “whys". Now it’s matter of” how” not “why”. My world-pulse “sisters” and “I” will soon find the answer of “how” to help women. Thanks world-pulse for changing my “whys” into “how”