Amanda Koster

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Mukhtar Mai

whether you think she is a conspiracy to tarnish Pakistan or a Pakistani Women of Empowerment, she has an inspiring story.

(from wikipedia): Mukhtaran Bibi (مختاران بی‌بی, born c. 1972) is a Pakistani woman from the small and impoverished village of Meerwala, located in the rural tehsil (county) of Jatoi in the Muzaffargarh District of Pakistan. Also known as Mukhtar Mai, Mukhtiar or just Mukhtaran, she was gang-raped on the demands of tribesmen — or by some accounts, on the orders of a panchayat (tribal council) — of a local clan known as the Mastoi. The Mastoi clan reportedly had bitter disputes with Mukhtaran’s clan, the Tatla.

click here for her bio on wikipedia

Written by amandakoster

November 16, 2006 at 5:10 pm

Posted in empower her

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