Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Don't prohibit me from loving

You may call me the killer of all the newspaper headlines; you may call me the tainter of my father’s fame, or the denier of our history. You may call me what you want, but I do not want to know myself as a hater. I don’t want hatred to be hereditary. I believe in love and humanity. No skin color, no eye shape, no language, nothing can prohibit me from loving a human who deserves to be loved.


Susan K.A.'s picture

"I believe in love and humanity"

Thank you for your wise words, Zarha, and for the poetry in them....for reminding us that love is more powerful than anything and can transcend language/cultural barriers and the weight of history. Your words give me hope for our future. I believe in love and humanity too, in the healing power of love and forgiveness. May your daring and truth-telling be contagious and may we all do our best to forgive and love even those we're told don't deserve it.

With prayers for peace,



"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

zarha.saifey's picture


Dear Susan,
Yes, indeed! Love is more powerful than anything, however, unfortunately, we are living in a society where love is a shame and forbidden. Hatred is an honor for which we go to war, we fight, we kill and we get killed. We fight with someone whose eyes in not like ours, whose words differ from ours. We hate each other because our grandfathers and ancestors used to hate each other. It's so sad! It’s so sad to be prohibited to fall in love with someone from another ethnicity, another language or another group while we are all one, human, and we believe in one thing--humanity.
Thanks for the beautiful poem. I love Hafez's poems. He’s odds make my soul dance!


Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative