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  • Elisa

    Mukhtār Mā'ī is a woman from the village of Meerwala in rural Pakistan . In June 2002, she was the victim of a gang rape as a form of honour revenge, on the orders of a panchayat (tribal council) of the local Mastoi Baloch clan that was richer and more powerful as opposed to her Tatla clan in that region. Although custom would expect her to commit suicide after being raped, Mukhtar spoke up, and pursued the case, which was picked up by both domestic and international media. Though the safety of Mukhtar, and her family and friends, has been in jeopardy, she remains an outspoken advocate for women's rights. She started the Mukhtar Mai Women's Welfare Organization to help support and educate Pakistani women and girls.

  • Brandi Chase

    Mukhtaran Mai - Pakistani woman who was sentenced to public gang rape by the tribal elders in her rural community. Rather than commit suicide (what women in her society are expected to do after rape), she turned her experience into a voracious fight for women’s rights.

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