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[Asian Girls Award] Zebo Furqatzoda: The Winner of 2021 Asian Girls Community Development Award 2021/12/05
Zebo Furqatzoda: The Winner of 2021 Asian Girls Community Development Award

Zebo Furqatzoda

The Winner of 2021 Asian Girls Community Development Award

 

Zebo Furqatzoda was selected as the Asian Girls Ambassador Community Development Award for her efforts in fighting against gender inequalities faced by girls her age. Zebo aims to grow her network in Asian countries so that she can more deeply understand the problems faced by girls in this region and help them through social media. 📲

 

In Tajikistan, many girls experience inequality of opportunity. In Tajik culture, traditional thinking dictates that studying abroad can have a negative influence on girls. Zebo experienced this first-hand, as she found her opportunities to study abroad extremely limited. According to UNICEF, although compulsory education is guaranteed for all children, only 88% of girls in Tajikistan even complete their basic education (primary and lower-secondary). In the United Nations Education Index, Tajikistan ranks 133 out of 187 countries, making it one of the lowest out of all the post-Soviet republics. 📚

 

Despite this,  Zebo has worked hard to create change in her community. She organized a regional debate club to improve the debating skills of students. She also arranged five lectures on the Model United Nations and then led students in a simulated Model United Nations session. She has even organized a leadership workshop for the youth of her city. Thanks to her perseverance, she was voted the top delegate in the International Central Asia Model UN Conference in Kazakhstan out of 450 delegates. 🌏

 

As an Asian Girls Ambassador, Zebo plans to raise awareness of gender discrimination in Post-Soviet Central Asia. She has begun a project called "Creative writing" which aims to support girls and women in Post-Soviet Central Asia to speak their minds through creative writing. Zebo will upload participants' stories on the website. ✍

 

Zebo will first upload participants' stories on social media, and late one she will publish selected stories, giving the girls a chance for their voices to be heard. 🧏‍♀️


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Zebo sees this award as recognition of the importance of raising awareness of gender discrimination in Post-Soviet Central Asia. No matter how difficult the circumstance is, she believes she can encourage girls and women like her to fight for their own rights! ✊✊✊

 

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