My name is Sadaf. I hail from Peshawar. Growing up, I have come across women from my surroundings who have been victim of gender violence and discrimination in their lives in one form or other. I also noticed that their lack of awareness on protection hampered them from realising their full potential. Lack of opportunities, resources and family support also contribute to frustration. Women/Girls in our culture usually hesitate from speaking up about their issues and eventually remain under stress. When I developed expertise in capacity development on legislation regarding women issues as a freelancer, I decided to give something back to the society. For my start up I came up with an idea to promote awareness and impart skills to women about their rights for protecting themselves against all forms of gender violence and discrimination!
Sadaf founder of Empowered Girls, Empowered Future