My father always says that heroism is in the Pashtun DNA.
Outside of my home, I look like a very obedient, very serious, very good kind of girl, but nobody knows what happens inside the house.
I say I am stronger than fear.
Some parents do not send their children to school because they don’t know its importance at all.
If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.
I believe in peace. I believe in mercy.
Many girls do not go to school because of poverty.
I realized that becoming a doctor, I can only help a small community. But by becoming a politician, I can help my whole country.
I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women’s rights; rather, I am focusing on women to be independent to fight for themselves.
I speak not for myself but for those without voice… those who have fought for their rights… their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.