TASLIMA’S STORY

Date of Grant: February 2011

Taslima is a Pakistani teacher in a conservative girls’ madrasa school run by the conservative Wahabi sect in Balochistan. Her life at home, at school and at work is tough and respect for her is rare. One day, she is invited to participate in a new curriculum training in math, science, history as well as human rights, non-violence and gender parity. Transformed by the training, she says, “I won’t let my sons fight in Afghanistan because this is not Jihad…