- Posted March 8, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Invisible Woman, Not
No women should be ever rendered invisible and left behind. On International Women’s Day; let’s promise to end inequality, poverty, illiteracy and injustice throughout the world.
On this day, I wish to honor a very special woman, “Bibi Alam” who devoted her entire life to educate thousands of young girls in a small village called Muhammad Purr Lama in Pakistan. Her unconditional love and devotion to care for young girls in every aspect of their lives regardless of the time of day is noble beyond any noble prize. She was symbol of hope, inspiration and model humanitarian for many generations.
Unfortunately, Bibi Alam was victim of marriage fraud at young age because she was compelled to marry a man who had lied about his other wife in England. She decided to live in her village instead migrating to England but refused to file divorce papers in fear of being stigmatized as divorced woman. She was heartbroken and it was turning point in her life which she embraced as calling to serve Allah (God) to help poor children in her village. She received full support from her two brothers, “Chaudhry Saleh and Ishaq” who made sure that her part of income from land was equally distributed which helped her tremendously financially. Her commitment and dedication to help poor families and young children with her own money, supplies and food is a true example of selfless woman and an angle.
She raised and loved various types of animals and cared for them as if they were her own children. She named each animal and they responded upon her calling. It was amazing that all animals were so excited to see her and loved to serve her at any time of the day and night.
International Women’s Day is true tribute to Bibi Alam and many other people like her in the worlds who are contributing unconditionally and tirelessly to their communities and regions without any recognition and prizes.