Tahira had seen her mother die in the hands of a mid-wife while giving birth to her brother. From then on she wanted to be a doctor for the women of her village, to not let them die.
But girls weren't allowed to go to school there. Nobody complained, nobody came for help as well.
She realized that she could no longer hide the truth. With whatever she had learnt secretly from her brother's books, she scribbled letters to NGOs hoping for change!
Twenty years down the line she now educates girls in her time off from her clinic.
Over 200 girls who wanted to study were abducted from their schools. I hope they are brought back safely. I wish they #BringBackOurGirls. The world is becoming so unsafe for women even young girls, that I sincerely hope things change for the better.
Linking this to Write Tribe's 100 Words on a Saturday.
Labels: Short Fiction