The Tribal NGOs Consortium was established in order to facilitate cooperation, collaboration, and communication among non-governmental FATA-based native non-governmental organisations working to promote peace and sustainable development in FATA. The Tribal NGOs Consortium is affiliated with the Peace Movement (Amn Tehreek), Pakistan NGOs Forum, Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO), and South Asia Partnership-Pakistan, to work for peace in FATA. (Federally Administered Tribal Areas).
"It is true that situations are not favourable, but it is also true that we will also not budge even an inch from our chosen path of serving humanity, especially the people of FATA including women and children.
I am also thankful to all those who extended their condolence messages for Farida Afridi and her familiy.
Her father, who is i think octogenerian at the time, is a poor man but his courage is as high as of a mountain standing before their home.
It is true that we have been engulfed by monsters, but we are the people who will stand steadfast and like rock. We are the people who will never flee. We the people who will work against the evil forces.
We are the people who do love to see their area purged out of terrorists.
We are the people who will help the women to get liberty, rights and life.
We will never leave our poor people especially women and children alone to monsters.
We are highly obliged to all those who remember us.
Our struggle will continue.
It is true that we are helpless and poor at the time, but it means that we will never leave our path of love, peace prosperity and development for our people.
We are highly obliged to you for your kind words for martyred Farida."
Zar Ali Khan Afridi,
Chairman, Tribal NGOs Consortium,
Executive Director, Society for Rights and Development
Candle Light Vigil in memory of Farida Afridi, at Peshawar Press Club by Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network and Tribal NGO Consortium:
Safeworld staff are heartbroken about the brutal murder of Farida Afridi.
Farida, together with Noorzia Afridi, co-founded SAWERA.
At a young age, the two women chose to devote their lives to promoting women's empowerment and peace in the tribal regions of Pakistan.
Our hearts go out to Farida's family and to Noorzia and their friends. We hope they get at least some comfort in knowing that Farida has already helped many, in her short life.
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SAWERA is a local women-led NGO in Pakistan, working in Khyber Agency (a tribal area) in particular, and in Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA).
SAWERA is also active in flood emergency relief in District Charsada.
"No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live."
Mohammad Ali Jinnah, 1944 - 'Founding Father' of Pakistan.