Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan’s gang rape survivor, sets up school

A woman who was gang-raped on the orders of a village council to punish her brother has told how she has gone on to teach the children of her alleged attackers after setting up a school.

Mukhtar Mai last week renewed her fight for justice when she went back to Pakistan’s supreme court to petition against the acquittal of men previously convicted for the attack.

Her supporters hope a string of new laws as well as the Supreme Court’s decision to quash Asia Bibi’s blasphemy conviction show a shift in the judicial system to protect women.

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