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One of the most indomitable people I've ever met is Mukhtar Mai, one of my heroes. A Pakistani woman, she used compensation money after a gang rape to start schools and a women's movement. I've had the honor of speaking twice at her school's commencement.

"Gulabi gang (from Hindi gulabi, "pink", transln. "pink gang") is a group of women vigilantes and activists originally from Banda in Bundelkhand district, Uttar Pradesh, India, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010. It is named after the pink saris worn by its members. The gang was founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (and a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against…

from Mail Online

By Colin Brown

Đòi quyền bình đẳng cho phụ nữ cũng là một sự kiến lớn trong thập kỷ này. Nó giúp người phụ nữ đấu tranh cho mình, sự kiện này cũng gây ảnh hưởng lớn cho thời trang lúc bấy giờ

Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 2005. Nobisa Begam, 15 years old, splashed with acid for refusing a marriage proposal. - Many people ask: "Why do you complain about women's rights. Why can't you just be happy with the rights you have?" - Here is a picture.

We begin the book "Half the Sky" with the story of Srey Rath, the Cambodian woman on the left. She was trafficked to Malaysia, brutally mistreated and finally escaped by climbing on a rickety ladder from her building to the next. Upon her return to Cambodia, she started this little business selling trinkets, and it is a great success. She turns out to be a terrific businesswoman. Sadly, her cousin, Srey Hoi, on the right, has disappeared and perhaps has been trafficked.

Anousheh Ansari - Iran & Russia - 2006: In 2006, Anousheh became the first Muslim woman in space. When asked about what she hoped to achieve on her spaceflight, she said, "I hope to inspire everyone -- especially young people, women and young girls all over the world and in Middle Eastern countries that do not provide women with the same opportunities as men -- to not give up their dreams and to pursue them."