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A Life of a Normal Girl | Pakistan

Importance of my life as a female
27 Jun 2024
Written by Sara Asif (Ayub)
Teacher Tales
Restoring the dignity | Pakistan
Restoring the dignity | Pakistan

I'm Sara Asif Ayub lives in Taxila (Pakistan). Basically I'm a psychologist I did Bs (hons) in psychology and diploma in clinical psychology. Since 2016 I am working as an affiliate director of I Support the Girls Pakistan as a volunteer. I'm educating marginalized females about several thing like personal health how to use pads, how to discard them, what is good hand and bad hand, breast cancer and school girls should have panty and pads in their bags and have distributed more than 10,000 pads, 10,000 bras and ,10,,000 panties among the marginalized communities, schools and even in the school of blinds in 9 years to restore their dignity and respect.Well further proceeding I want to share that I feel very proud what I'm doing. In fact behind it I have my own story why I have started this work. When I got my first periods I did not have sanitary pads to bleed into so my mother made a cloth pad for me and after I use it my mother used to wash it and I reuse it in the next month and sometimes got infection also. I still remember one day I visited my aunt home and she gave me unhygienic cloth and I got infection. At that time I don't have awareness regarding health and hygiene and no one was there for me to guide me and gave me awareness. If I talk about my bra I used one bra for 4 to 5 months and panties as well. One single statement can explain this all.“Females has to choice between feeding herself and her personal health “That's the reason I wanted to start this work in Pakistan. I cannot fix all the women problems but I can do something. Need for pads and reusable pads are really very high. Women don't have a choice of not having periods it is a natural thing and female has to face it in every month.

 When I distribute pads, bras and panties I can see the bliss the happiness on their faces. I feel joy to give them these products because women don't bother to buy these products for their personal use instead of spending the money on their household or food to survive so I want to become a hope for these women in every month I know their limitations, challenges they are facing as a female.I'm educating them about several thing like personal health and hygiene how to use pads, how to discard them, what is good hand and bad hand, breast cancer and school girls should have panty and pads in their bags and other female's problems.

I'm an ambassador of women's health since February 2021 and I have distributed about 10,000 menstrual hygiene kits in the schools and marginalized communities as well which I have received from the days for Girls Australia and I am working with Days for Girls since February 2021.

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