Hunza’s first woman carpenter changing minds

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Bibi Amina proudly introduced herself as the first female carpenter from Hunza. Bibi Amina proudly introduced herself as the first female carpenter from Hunza.

HUNZA: As various events continue to commemorate the upcoming International Women’s Day, Martine Dorance, the French ambassador to Pakistan hosted a gathering at her residence to introduce a group of female carpenters from Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B).

Women belonging to the civil society, politics, academia and media attended the event to celebrate and hear from 10 female carpenters — stories of their struggle to find a niche in a predominantly patriarchal part of the country.

Young women trained in a skill development project focusing on carpentry, masonry and others, from Hunza and Chitral with the support of the foreign countries participated in the event.

Bibi Amina proudly introduced herself as the first female carpenter from Hunza.

It was in 2008, when Amina lost her father. With insufficient finances to complete her education, she decided to become a carpenter.

“There was…

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