Nizamo is a small town in Pakistan’s far northwest province of Nizammil that has a population of around 10,000.
But it’s one of the few places in the country where the Nisar-i-Nabiqal, a local tradition where women from the lower castes of society gather together for informal gatherings, can still be practiced.
In the town’s village of Haji Uman, a young couple is sharing a meal of rice with their husbands in a small room, and their two young daughters are on their knees next to them.
“We all had this tradition in the village, when my mother was pregnant,” said Nisha.
“When my mother gave birth, she gave me the right to be with my father and my sisters.
I was happy that I was given this right.”
As Nisha says, it’s a way for young women to escape the patriarchy and embrace a life in which they have equal rights.
“They give us a lot of hope that we can do well in our education and that we are not excluded,” she said.
But this is a tale of change.
In 2007, the Nisa government decided to end the tradition.
“It was decided by the minister for women and child welfare, who said that it would be better for women to focus on education instead of on the housekeeping job.
They decided to make it easier for them to work in the fields.
And then they took away all their land and started building roads,” said the woman.
“But we are still fighting for our right to education and we want to continue this tradition.
So we will continue to fight for this.”
The story of Nisa’s Nisa Women’s Collegiate College for Girls is a story of change for a community of women that was once dominated by men.
It is a journey through the mountains and mountains of the northwest province to a place where the traditional traditions of the Niseis, the people of Nisibar, are now seen as the only way forward for women in the community.
“The Nisa people have always lived as a small village.
We have always had a traditional way of life.
They have always been in the mountains, and they never wanted to live like this.
But when they came to Pakistan, they decided to change the culture and they wanted to change this culture.
So they decided that women should be educated and that women could also be ministers,” said Ayesha, a 26-year-old graduate student from the University of Nisezpur in Nizari.
“So when they decided they would end this tradition, they wanted us to come here.
That’s why they started this school.”
In the past 10 years, the school has expanded into a high-performing school with around 100 students, but it is still a small community that is trying to rebuild the lives of women from within its walls.
The school is currently offering a Bachelor of Science in Humanities, which has allowed Ayesra and her classmates to get jobs as professors.
Nisa was also able to achieve a lot in its first year of the school, as Nisa residents and students participated in the Women in Education Campaign.
Ayesh says that despite the school’s efforts, the tradition is not being respected.
“For 10 years we had no idea that there was a tradition here,” she says.
“In the beginning, there were just girls sitting on the street.
We were hoping that if we started to educate the women, the men would listen. “
This is why we started this campaign.
We were hoping that if we started to educate the women, the men would listen.
But unfortunately, no one has listened.”
The Nisa women’s college, founded in 2013 by the National Council of Women, aims to provide an alternative for women who are left behind by the traditional ways of life in the Niza region.
“Our aim is to provide a modern, inclusive and egalitarian environment for women.
This is our mission,” said a Nisab-i Nabiqali-type woman, who did not want to give her name out of fear of her students.
“Nisa is a town of women, and there are only a few girls in the town.
It’s not the best environment for them.
They need support from the outside, and from the community to have a better life,” she added.
However, the girls’ hopes are not just for the Nisiad’s future.
“A lot of us are hoping that our efforts will change the hearts of men and women,” said Esha.
“Men have never seen a woman in such a position, and if they think that we have no chance, they will not believe us.”
For Ayeshya, it is her duty to educate them.
She is studying for her Masters of Arts in Human Rights Law in the next