Those people who break smaller albeit significant barriers daily, sometimes going unnoticed, more often than not judged, discouraged and doubted. But yet moving on, pushing on those walls one push at a time, crumbling those bricks and laying a path for a line of people behind them, making it that one bit easier for the next person to follow.
All you need to do is to look closely and listen to the stories. Rewind the times back to when, as many as you know, the USSR collapsed, creating numerous opportunities for some but mostly taking everything away from the majority.
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My family fell in the second category, with both of my parents highly educated specialists in their relative fields , along with thousands of others, losing their jobs overnight. Compensation payment? Just like that our household suddenly consisted of cupboards packed with fresh and minty and no means to live. I was oblivious to all the struggles, poverty and sadness. Times like this determine what one is made of and what one is capable of.
As it turns out, my mother is made of steel and capable of anything. She is MY barrier breaker, MY hero. Fast-forward a few years, she was renting a space in the mall, a few more years — a proud owner of her own multi storey fashion boutique first one in town, no more or less. There was of course a price for this success and life-changing transformation, highest paid being my time with my mom which there was not much.
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Her courage and drive for better has affected several lives in our family, as well as outside it. Looking back at this now, being a parent myself, I cannot quite comprehend how can one handle that amount of pressure, worry and sheer panic daily for many years.
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I have a roof over my head, a fridge full of food, diplomas from first class London universities, countless opportunities, experiences under my belt, countries travelled, my son provided for and growing up in a loving full family. And all of this, and many more things in my life are all due to one courageous badass barrier breaker who I can proudly call my mom and whose I-am-not-going-with-the-tide attitude resulted in a shift in generations of our family to come.
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A mini earthquake, but you never know what the end result could be, all big things start small. Butterfly effect IS real, you know.
It requires innovative thinking, and a global exchange of ideas. How to measure and evaluate our progress towards this kind of empowerment? Equally as valuable as the technical sessions was the interaction with our colleagues from around the world, who were working on everything from menstrual hygiene interventions in Bangladesh, to using sports for the empowerment of girls in South Africa, to exploring the access and use of digital financial services by women in Tanzania.
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We also now share memories of a few powerful moments. This made her an instant hero. The concepts of mentorship and peer support are integral to our objectives — we want to build a vibrant community of women who are concerned with improving water, sanitation and hygiene in their households and communities, who are curious to learn how that might intersect with their own empowerment, and who will work together in synergy for individual and collective success. In Cambodia, where social trust levels are exceptionally low, this is a ground-breaking approach.