She has also seen the darker side of womens’ lives in Afghanistan. Her elder sister was in a violent marriage until she escaped with the help of her family.
“My sister suffered from domestic violence,” Farzana says. “She did not deserve the life she had.”
The United Nations mark the 16 Days of Activism and gender-based violence to eradicate any type of violence against women through implementing public awareness campaigns, gender equality and women empowerment programmes across the world.
UN Afghanistan organized a countrywide campaign called ‘Champions for Gender Equality’, where activists, advocates, and artists from across the country competed for the best campaign ideas to raise awareness, prevent and decrease violence against women and girls.
The 16 best ideas were selected and implemented during the 16 Days of Activism, which included cycling, radio talk shows, theatre plays, a women’s footstall tournament, a women’s volleyball tournament, and photo exhibitions.