|Farida Afridi. Photo Credit: Christine Crowstaff, PCDN|
SAWERA is an independent, women-run NGO, and a Safeworld Field Partner in Pakistan, providing women in rural Pakistan with support and community training around issues of security, empowerment and conflict resolution. Farida's sister and co-founder, Noorzia, continues to head the organization.
We add our statement to the many international voices demanding accountability for this brutal murder, and send our most heartfelt condolences -- from the Women Without Borders/SAVE network to Farida's family, loved ones, and community. Her courageous and all too short life will be remembered -- and serve as a candle to light the fire of even greater efforts for women's empowerment in the face of security and safety threats worldwide.