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Irfan khan

Founder & CEO & Educator, United Girls Development Organization

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We are the youth of Pushtu family, Khan family, and we want change.

We are the youth of the Khan or Pushtu tribe of Pakistan, and we have been effected by the flood and swat war and bomb blasts. Now we want peace, education, health facilities and most important, we want to promote girls education and human equal rights in Pakistan.

For this purpose I am starting an idea that combines youth from villages, boys and girls, to help them find education.

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  • Apr 6 2013: I have never heard of the Khan or Pushtu tribe of Pakistan.

    Please describe this tribe and what it means to you to be a member of this tribe.
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      Apr 6 2013: That's an excellent question.
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      Apr 8 2013: Khan and Pushtu are those society that have only the power of Men, and women are only for home, they will never come out form thier home and if they come out, they will kill them and about education, Only male can goes to school and having no rights for girls to go school,
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        Apr 8 2013: Yikes. So, it's not just a matter of offering education to girls. It's also necesary to provide safety. Well, good for you for expressing a desire to change. What do your mother and sisters think about it? I suspect the answer ultimately will lie with the women, since it's their lives that are at risk.
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        Apr 10 2013: How large is this tribe? how many people? Do you live in an isolated group? do most of the men in the group have the same ideas or just the older ones and the religious leaders? I think you should start by influencing the mentality of people; Spread the word that there are other ways...not only to women but to fathers, brothers...I'm sure that even if they are fanatics they have the basic human instinct to love their daughters and sisters...and with enough propaganda about love and respect of their daughters you might be able to break through at least some...; you would also set an example and precedent even if you don't succeed 100%
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        Apr 10 2013: It might take more than your generation to complete this dream..but propaganda can be a powerful thing; it works here in the west too; people can be manipulated...You might not be able to change the old people but you can work on the next generation of fathers and brothers of your age and younger...and then if there is a chance women will probably start their part in the process.

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