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Mukhtar Mai
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    (circa 1969- )
    Also goes by the name Mukhtaran Bibi
    She was raped by four men as punishment after a tribal council accused her brother for the ‘crime’ of socializing with a woman from a more prestigious tribe.
    After the rape, she risked her life to bring the attackers to justice and bringing them to trial.
    She won an $8300 settlement from the government and used the money to establish a school in her village.
    She received tens of thousands of dollars from international funding to further expand her school as her story spread worldwide.
    The school she started has educated hundreds of girls since its inception.
    With the school, she began her own education starting at the Grade 3 level.
    She believes that ‘education will stop generations of men from abusing women.’
    Two of her rapists have been sentenced to death.
    She is credited with paving the way for women’s rights in Pakistan and making rape a punishable crime.
    The Pakistani government awarded her the Fatima Jinnah gold medal for her courage.
    ‘Glamour’ magazine named her in its 2005 Women of the Year list and dubbed her ‘The Bravest Woman in the World.’
    She was named as one of Time Magazine’s (Asian Edition) as one of Asia’s Heroes.

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