Vision not Victim is a creative initiative that asks adolescent girls to explore their aspirations and design visions for their future, often for the first time. These visions are captured in photographs, designed and directed by the girls themselves, and used to challenge stereotypes and spark conversations of social change in their communities. Learn more about the project and its expansion . Scroll through to see more visions of girls and their stories. 


These photographs provide a visual reminder that peace and progress in any part of the world is dependent on investing in the growth of leaders, like the remarkable young girls profiled in this program - who have ideas and can drive change. 

Fatima AGE 11 

VISION: future surgeon


“In this image, I am examining an x-ray of a patient to see what is causing the pain in her chest. At this point in my life I am a well-respected surgeon in the region. I treat many patients, but the patient I care most about – the one that drove me to be a doctor – is my father, who has lots of medical issues. To be able to help my father, this makes me feel strong, powerful, and capable.”

Fatima AGE 11 

VISION: future surgeon


“In this image, I am examining an x-ray of a patient to see what is causing the pain in her chest. At this point in my life I am a well-respected surgeon in the region. I treat many patients, but the patient I care most about – the one that drove me to be a doctor – is my father, who has lots of medical issues. To be able to help my father, this makes me feel strong, powerful, and capable.”

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