My teacher is now the head of primary school.
She told the children this is a day to celebrate the fact that girls will change the world and have the power to bring change to this world.
"Pigs, rabbits and guinea pigs can give dung to use to increase the production on our land. They are changing our livelihoods in these mountains. I have been using the dung of the rabbits COFAPRI gave me. This has changed my life and that of my six children..."
SAWERA held its first International Girls' Day event, in partnership with Asia Girls Campaign, at the middle school in Hayatabad, Peshawar. The focus was on girl’s education, employment, freedom, and equal rights.
TQK is a new established forum of like-minded individuals and organisations wanting to improve the situation of tribal women, children. and communities in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
DRC has been living through cyclic wars for more than 15 years. Women and girls have been raped, gang-raped once or repetitively. Some were infected with HIV/AIDS, others got unwanted pregnancies that produced fatherless children. COFAPRI helps with the education of such children...
Takra Qabayali Khwendeis a Pashto phrase that means "Empowered Tribal Sister", and is a new established forum for those who are keen to improve the situation for tribal women, children and communities in FATA.
SAWERA is a founding member of this forum.
The workshops and trainings always deliver good results. It will be beneficial if such workshops and trainings are arranged on a broader level...
And all this will be possible when donors will provide the opportunities, funds, projects and fully support the organisations.
COFAPRI co-founder, Bahati Valérie, met up with a former child solder in DRC. The boy told her: "Most of them joined as fighters while still children... and they had never experienced sexual activity. Now they have guns, they have power over women and girls. Witch doctors told them to rape many women; old, young and children, so as to get extra power..."