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Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan. We have a chapter about her story in Half the Sky.
Valerie Harrington, a retired architect, and her book club started a Half the Sky: Empowering Women Team on Kiva. They have funded more than $45,000 in loans to female entrepreneurs. Learn how to join her team and make a free $25 dollar loan to a woman of your choice:
Shirin Aktar was just 13 years old – the eldest girl in a poor, conservative family in Bangladesh – when her parents decided it was time for her to get married. But Shirin had other plans. She enlisted the help of her fellow members of "Child Journalists," a group of local boys and girls who raise awareness about children's rights.
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See the write up about Half the Sky in the Huffington Post
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