From Victim to Heroine

This video from Nicholas Kristof tells another story of courageous hope and victory through oppression. Be inspired, and add another heroine to your list of role models. Thank you, Kristof, for your “journalism of justice.”


From rape to slavery to honor killings, extreme oppression can be the norm for Pakistani women. But, Times Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof reports from Pakistan that one courageous woman has built an oasis of hope in her village.

There seems to be very little on the internet regarding Mukhtar Mai’s school. Here’s what I found regarding her.

Kristof’s Blog on Mukhtar Mai

NED (National Endowment for Democracy) May 2007 report

BBC – History Of A Rape Case

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Perhaps one day the site will be live and working. For now, it’s a held URL.

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