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Dosra Janum - اکستانی خواتین "Pakistani Women"
Welcome Mahrukh! Thank You For Speaking Up On Behalf of Women & Girls in Pakistan!
Main peshey se koi nafsiyat ke doctor nahe per aik azad saahafi, insanii haqooq ke aur digital media ke trainer hun. Mere khandan mein larkiyun ke shadi jaldi kerne ka rivaj ha liken maine in halat main mukhtalif hona pasand kia. Main mardon ke shahna basahana khare hona chahte the aur chahte the ke apni un behnu ke liye awaz banun jinke awaz mardon ke hukmarani ke waja se dab chuki hai. Jab maine mukhtalif hune ka faisa liya to mujey bohat se mushkilaat ka samna kerna parha mujh per dabao dala gya ke main apne taleemi aur samaji sargarmiyan chor doun. Main jante the ke agar main peche hat gye to woh larkiyan jo mujh mein apni taqat dhondte hain who bohat mayous hojaengi. Mere mulk ke aurtien mardon ke hukamrani ke waja se piss chuke hain. Na he unko koi faisala laine ka haq ha na he apni zindagi apney tareqe se jeeney ka haq. Main in sub ko badlana chahte hun aur main us dam tak larket rahunge jab tak ke mere mulk ke har aik larki khud mukhtar na hojae. Larkiyun ke taleem ko faroog dina bhi bohat zarori ha aur mere zindagi ka maqsad bhi ha. Duniya ka dosra mulk jisme bachon ke bari taddad school se bher ha woh Pakistan hai. Inn tamam mushkilat ke bawajood main aj taleem ke waja se khud mukhtar hun aur main chahte hun ke mere mulk ke har larki khud mukhtar ho. Mujhey khud per bharosa ha aur mere is khud aitamadi ki waja mere taleem ha.
Mera mission insaniyat ki khidmat kerna ha isle maine “The Lions club International” main shamuliat ikhtiyar ke. Jab main Islamabad executive lions club main shamil hoe to yeh mehsos kiya ke wahan koi bhi digital empowerment per kam nahe kerta tha . Maine is silsiley main apney club se baat ke aur unhone mere bharpoor support ke key main is project per kam surroh keroun. Unki maddad se maine kaye seminars aur workshops kerwaein digital empowerment per.
2013 mein main aik banal aqwani tanzeem jo aurton ke haqoq ke liye kam kerte the uski aik program “voices of our future correspondent” ke liye muntakhib hoi aur is tarhan mere career ka aghaz hoa. World Pulse ne mujey sekhne aur likhne ka muka dia aur maine khawateen ke haqoq ke liye likhna surooh kerdia. Mere blog talk radio main shumuliat ka maqsad bhi mazlomon ke awaz duniya tak pohanchana hai.
Iske ilawa main Youth Parliament of Pakistan ke project insanii haqooq ke aghahi ke liye bhi kam ker rahe hun. Is program main hum Pakistan ke mukhtaleef zilun mein jaa ker logon ko bunyadi isani haqooq ke taleem daite hain.
I Am Mahrukh
I am Mahrukh. I believe that we are born twice. One is our biological birth and other is our psychological birth. Our psychological birth is very important because at that point we decide to be a human with humanity or not. I’m proud that I chose to be a human with humanity. The psychological birth is only possible, once we are educated enough to choose what we want to be.
Introducing "Born Again," with your host, Mahrukh, LIVE from Pakistan
I am a freelance journalist and trainer of human rights, digital empowerment and photography.
In my family I saw girls getting married early age and leave their studies but I chose to be different. I decided to be stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves and I want to speak up for those who cannot be heard. When I decided to be different I found it very hard to keep fighting for what I believe in.
I was forced in all possible ways to leave my education and social activities. I know that if I step back now it will not only disappoint me but the girls who see their strength in me and my potential. Women in my country are suppressed by the male dominant decisions and they do not feel to have the authority to decide what they want in their lives. I want to change this and I will keep fighting for it until every girl in my country is empowered enough to make decisions of their own.
The other big challenge is promoting girl’s education in Pakistan. Women will be empowered when they are educated. Pakistan ranks second in the world where children are out of school. In this scenario the girl’s education is in worst condition. Living amongst all these challenges and hurdles, I am empowered because of education, I want to transfer my education and skills to children of my country. I’m standing for what I believe in and I will not fall for those who don’t believe in me. I believe in myself, Period!
Mahrukh's Favorite Quote:
The Youth Parliament of Pakistan and Mahrukh's Work with the Lion's Club
In 2013 I was selected as a Voices of Future correspondent World Pulse, for which I worked hard day and night. World Pulse gave me the opportunity to learn from great mentors the art of journalism and writing. I wrote for advocacy and social awareness and my purpose to join Sylvia Global Media Network to advocate and increase awareness.
I’m working with the Lions clubs and our mission is to serve humanity. When I joined the Islamabad Executive Lions Club I felt that there was no one working on digital empowerment of people and promoting citizen journalism. I presented my proposals to the club to conduct workshops and seminars on digital empowerment and so far we have successfully conducted three workshops in three different provinces of Pakistan and looking forward to arrange more in future.
I’m also working with youth parliament of Pakistan on the project of “Know Your Rights”. We teach people their basic human rights and UDHR (United Nation's Deceleration of Human Rights). In order to empower people it is very important to first teach them their rights for which they should take a stand.