tv Doc Film - Digital Warriors - Women Changing the World Deutsche Welle November 25, 2018 8:15pm-9:00pm CET
now as you look out i called what i had gathered by their god the things that never heard that i said i was going to times i saw no one else as i meet those the most among the fullest possible the officer was a boy with the friends out of gaza let me out soft. you know i don't think almost you that i'm at it but it was i mean it's impossible. i fight for peace because i understand the consequences for them. and found the
phrase the one off the pier for war and. the people who have lost their family will never be able to recover from and. we use social media to tell our story too and ask him. over here three million go. why is it done we're being silent. about the lives of these girls. there's a dainty war in iraq about my lifestyle. they have guns and bullets we have facebook tree church instagram and our social media they cannot keep those people silent that's something that i never use hope.
it's a punishable crime which are beyond veiled in public according to the laws sharia laws in iran you get lashes you get jailed and fined but more important than this you won't be allowed to get an education from the age of seven if you take off your head scarf you won't be allowed to get a job. you won't be allowed to live in your own country.
was. this great and i am going to come to you and challenge for my home plate am getting asked that. again carol when. my campaign was born from a simple picture. there was a picture of me rolling in a beauty food street in london it was a spring made the trees were full of blossoms and i wrote a caption on my picture that every time when i wrong in
a free country and i feel the wind through my hair it just reminds me of the time when my hair was like a hostage in the hands of iranian government. i also women whether they want to share their pictures with me so the moment of freedom with me i was bombarded by pictures from women inside iran being gone very late. so i created my. page on facebook. and more than a million followers on more than a million followers and it's all about. it's all about dignity it's all about
the last fight in their mother tongue in this e-mail going to get in the us. where. we have a man station on us when it when you're in to say sign you be. they know you call me a million times in home well if the last we're going to seal our own nobody who imbecile what i saw roleplay on the way out was the only mama yes a lot of them are somewhat of a saloon pile of b'tselem they are you for one thing we for this one obviously we shall sort it all in a moment my sure he said but at the one end in the home look up alice. in a moment don't want chilly you to tell me how much time and how much the business and i don't know what you see in them we don't appreciate her.
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this house is where i went from being just a normal young girl to being a survivor of a. little bit of. female genital mutilation name is rampant we are the country with the second highest rate of girls and women who are caught between ninety six percent and ninety eight percent of all women and girls in guinea have. the reason why fighting f.e.m. in the country is so difficult is that it crosses social barriers educated people according to children not educated people not getting their children poor people are cutting rich people are cutting christians are cutting muslims are cutting people who don't believe in any religion and are actually practicing religion and also cutting. goals are cut some one day
have gone to about anywhere between ten and eleven sometimes if it's later it's twelve thirteen fourteen so it's from one day i'm born usually from a week old to that age of adonis since the cut. there is no limits foundation was started in two thousand and eight with my sister mariama one year come our representatives and myself we started with one thousand dollars. so with it in dallas and the dream we knew that we wanted people to have dignity and to be able to help themselves so all of our programs are based in communities we work with locals and we do micro loans we give women and girls opportunity to have economic mobility to own their own
businesses to take care of themselves. that they don't go to us it is not just about dropping their rate of g.m. it's about creating a new culture it's about creating a new tradition and a new norm in our society how americans also will never have a role model our our messy our. what our social media i work with n.b.c. . i actually use social media to connect with a sister activists around the world. and i fighting against of two sisters from sudan from india from you know so malia all working in the all corner anough g.m. and we use social media through the group to savage arms to support one another.
of always wanted to be a writer ever since i was twelve i knew that i wanted to write this book. it's called small acts of freedom it's a family of three it's a memoir a story about three generations of thing over men who have lived life on their own terms i don't think so to where the memories that i have of my father. he comes back sleeping in a wooden box with a bandage on his chest on the same spot where he used to lean my tiny head against and slowly listening to the rhythm of his heartbeat. my father is finally on.
i don't understand how he can sleep amidst all this noise and crying. people are taking his name over and over again but he does not become. a row. by i think fair's or david in this utensil market. it was the first time i saw a woman in a book and because i was stored that muslims responsible for the death of my father the fuck i saw and is responsible for the death of my father i took a knife that was there and i left to. go try and. my mother just caught on to me as she saw me coming she had no idea what i was going to do but when she noticed i think nothing to realize how much hatred i had
been having in my own heart. the. push me that has been this territory that both countries have been fighting a war but it's just the style you need a flat and it's divided us to such a great extent that you have to face so much violence and damages and that so many people like me so many young girls like me are paying the price for this kind of hatred on both sides of the water i. i i i.
just think it seems that only happens every day where soldiers from the pakistani dangers and the soldiers from the indian side they shake hands and then there's this demonstration of fire on who's more powerful. i just told me it's. across the gate the crowd looks the same to my eyes but the same color speaking the same language i. believe that me as such as us human beings going to live and he's thinking that's in our heart and cross that fire metaphorically. oh the.
i grow up and i'm small it's less which is close to cuss and see. what i get homesick. the only thing that makes me feel home and happy is just going to nature climbing the tree going to mount our walking the c.s.i. just reminds me of home. our kitchen in the village are designed for women it's shorter because women are shorter than men so. i remember i used to say to my brother i know this is short for you but there is a chair said alan and washed the dishes so that shows that i started my feminist movement my feminist revolution from my kitchen. that is important for women we
have to start. being a rebel. in our house. in our village we didn't have toilet in our house we had outhouse. and in the darkness we had to go out. my mother used to say that the darkness is a monster a shapeless black demon that feeds on your fear. if you are scared of it then the shadow grows bigger and it will envelop you and swallow you whole. open your eyes wide as wide as possible when i was a young girl stare into the darkness and the shadows will disappear never be afraid of the darkness but stare down. my father
he has stopped talking to me he doesn't support me the things that i am against islam against my own country and the chain my country but i think these are all happening just because you know the governor really brainwashed. people like my father otherwise my father loves me. it was just weeks before the controversial election two thousand and nine my car got the wind allies in iraq and two of my journalistic car was under my vehicle so that was a message for me that you know it's going to happen to you as was so i decided just you know leave the country. now i am here and i'm not going to keep silent.
this is the room that i was moving. when i was cut. so i heard conversations and some. just i was saying it was really close to. really pretty close to. being not going to. work. so i wanted to run away. but they come we walk outside. and then we line up with my cousin and others. and i would take the long walk.
then. on the computer. twat to flicker. goes ok doesn't really work i'm. not even lie to me. and my. poor quality law took place he only dixie's it because like i you said. but you have a family more than she has son t. sufism is your second clutch you know support. may kill salt pork was cool if. less. and less school years also so i knew
a girl who are down on their goober. these are the descendants of the hoop on sequels at the today do you do some d.b.m. pulls all songs on someone who cook must be the good outcome believe that this isn't a. good listen. it's been. up to. my own doesn't stop it from a guy that. took no this cause to my heart was always end up with fun so i would write blogs and i would write stories and i would interact with people and just slowly everything part of things into fogl and slowly i became part of the new unnamed movement going for a. social media platform but i can beat out the people who opposed
my five year old to make a point that. and the national. human being and i have a national tendencies because i asked for peace with pakistan. what if i had called a young student of living through college was ignited a fire the debate on social media and beyond on nationalism and free speech dr many at the time was to believe that ultimately did up giving i'll leave to pakistan. she wants peace with pakistan and she gets softer the one thing became national news after event was on every single prime time and it was a very very very scary time my phone was hawked because there were so many messages coming back to back. and the strangest thing is that when all the messages of hate it was messages of. messages of how somebody would want to. host me how somebody would be very very explicit messages of how one would one of my limbs the thought
and how they would want to read me you know who these people are well did they call you up to threaten you i wasn't on social media you were part of you have reported this to the police mo it doesn't matter how low the date is going to do with it it could be do you already did it so she read it whether somebody's calling you. a definite sound again these are not you you're feeling good life because you don't see the time just one person saying it to you that you can go to the police and report it you are it's it's one hundred different account it's one hundred different people saying that to you and that gets to you i think you no matter how strong you are that kind of patriot in that volume has has a way of getting into. i
launched my cell be free of them but after three years it was everywhere so like the president of iran knew about it talked about it with all the media around the war the media inside iran the rein in the state t.v. clerics and i thought oh my god now this is the time we have to shift the online movement to something offline these people need to identify each other so in two thousand and seventeen i decided to actually you know pick and they pick a color and help these people to identify each other in public. these women on white ones they say there are only soldiers only warriors i called it one person demonstration because they never have. permission to take this.
they will be shot they will be you know into prison they will be torture but they are brave they found a way to protest against oppression. and you. can see them all the sun in baghdad as. she walks i don't always argue well i don't take it for a lot that you know i'm going to need to our city our friends i mean. let's get it out. but. not what. ok by. how many friends. hey. this is the time
men should get involved in women's movements so i created another campaign called the many in. the government all want to control the society because they know that this generation is not going to keep signing. their rituals the way the. girls are being lined up one day i actually think those rituals come from the past and it is still something that people are continually. how.
what we are doing is to remove the secrecy around the cutting so we want people to be able to understand it so that they understand that one you know the cutting is none necessary so we are doing alternative rites of passage. and. what the communities showed us was how do you use to celebrate the girls but then you will end with the cutting and what we are trying to do with that is to teach them that you can still celebrate girls you can still celebrate exhibition but you don't need to do the kind of. not the kind of what we're doing advanced we use social media to tell people where we are going to be. the young people don't post it also
a full media tag are still wet and talk about how we are talking about have to go out and decide they are denouncing it. and i mean. this is it would be. if you really believe. in and you know and i don't moment also or i love him on the bus and that i used to go out on a plane with us only on that i want to. yeah we are slowly emerging you know you may call you when you become we've got to go off and.
by me i get the oil by me lol what are they going to. give to. the. oil. oh and it's on. me more. than it was my friends again. i am i had a community. when i lay there were telling lies does it that i was that me and i wanted to quit it good morning and got me knowing that it was and what i wanted him .
knowing. what going to throw me to toss them but look at it this come on a set of people don't see what i don't he said it did it to articulate to them in the. really funny but i'm. just. going to get. the question have a female actually oh yeah. that's why you were on. the list. so i don't honestly i didn't know you know it's either choose to believe out of me it's not good thing i'm so hungry for those who don't buy. the shirt that a lot of you should devote to do
a night of the show you live on yet i was shocked realized this is not a bulldozer to stop there they come out of my heart about it to get a lot of them were going to say yes yes. this is a big show actually in this show i give the platform to women inside iran i mean mostly women it's about you know people inside iran who can use their camera and be their own voices be they only need to be on sunday video to me. i feel like i'm holding the whole iran you know they picked out from my country but they couldn't take iran out of me so now social media and this show is my window toward you're all. going to show the shot does the show of course i am scared of receiving a lot of death threats specially when i see the government attack me through cyber army calling me a prostitute calling me ugly the agent of cia agent of m i six this kind of things
actually from the beginning it was kind of hurting me but not now not anymore. this is as though you already. maybe. i. am i come here in my happy times to cry guard for everything good that has happened but i also come here whenever i'm sad whenever i need have been evident feel so hopeless that after the
south or something greater than me. life has changed a lot and now i'm going to be a public figure people who know me by my face by my walk just give me strength that i can take this position of influence this position where so many people are looking at me in this thing to what i have to say for you give me strength to so that i can give the best to the word the best to mankind. perhaps so many change that the biggest one is one day one many wrong
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