On December 11, 2018, Zardozi’s Executive Director, Ms. Homa Usmany represented Zardozi on the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign organized by War Child Canada. Different national and international organizations such as World Bank, Relief International, GAC, and MoWA were invited to discuss about women rights, economic and social empowerment.
During the panel discussion, Ms. Usmany spoke about her struggles and achievements as an Afghan woman, who challenged the male-dominated society and facilitated more opportunities for impoverished Afghan women to fight domestic violence and poverty.
Ms. Homa Usmany stated that, “The challenges for women are universal, it might differ from context to context, but it is every woman’s story all around the world. As Afghan women we have to understand the context of our society, the sensitivity of our culture and the demands of our religion and if we understand these and set our own strategies accordingly, no one will dare to block our way to success.” “That’s how I manage my personal and professional life, and proceed with my work,” she added.