Posted by : Fahmina Arshad Saturday, July 7, 2012
|Farida Afridi, Co- founder of Women's Group in Pakistan|
Who Killed Farida Afridi?:(
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the killing of Farida Afridi, a social worker.
In a meeting held on Thursday, HRCP said:
“It is a matter of grave concern that the risks facing human rights defenders and those working to ameliorate the lot of marginalised segments remain very high across the country. HRCP is utterly shocked at the targeted killing of Farida Afridi, whose only crime was working for the uplift of women in an area where they need such help the most.
Farida, together with her sister, Noorzia Afridi, co-founded SAWERA. At a young age, the sisters chose to devote their lives to promoting women's empowerment and peace in the tribal regions of Pakistan. Despite this, that we should help them or praise them, our society do no give them the right to stay alive.
Our hearts go out to Noorzia and their parents, family and friends. We hope they get at least some comfort in knowing that Farida has already helped many, in her short life.
This incident once again highlight the level of brutalisation that Pakistani society has reached.
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Mohammad Ali Jinnah, 1944 - 'Founding Father' of Pakistan said;
No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live."