Raising Self-Esteem of Young Girls in Pakistan

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Raising Self-Esteem of Young Girls in Pakistan

Project Report | Jan 12, 2021
Times must change

By Rafea Khatak | Programme Volunteer

It's not enough to talk about opportunity, there needs to be an equalizing of it. And, certainly, colour of skin cannot be a barrier. In Pakistan, it is young girls who face the brunt of colorism.

Aliya (name changed), is just 15, but has always known that she is the less pretty, less desired daughter, and will have less chances in life that her sister. This is unacceptable. It's not just about upbringing, nor is it only the parents' responsibility to Well self-esteem. We as a society should and must Open the doors of opportunity and eradicate the ugliness of prejudice.

"Well, I know I can achieve, but it seems the people around me are always saying, 'beta, poor you,' because of my darker complexion."

#EAGSkinColour is working to create consistent programming to change the dialogue. Thank you for helping us make a difference, for helping us to transform lives.

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Sep 14, 2020
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By Rafia Khatak | Project Volunteer

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Organization Information

Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ladiesfund
Project Leader:
Tara Dawood
Karachi , Sindh Pakistan
$928 raised of $10,000 goal
4 donations
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