By Mukhtar Mai

ISBN-10: 1416532285

ISBN-13: 9781416532286

ISBN-10: 1416532293

ISBN-13: 9781416532293

In June 2002, reporters in the course of the global started to listen of the group rape of a Pakistani lady from the impoverished village of Meerwala. The rape used to be ordered via an area extended family referred to as the Mastoi and used to be prepared as punishment for indiscretions allegedly dedicated by means of the woman's brother. whereas on no account the 1st account of a feminine physique being negotiated for honor in a relatives, and (sadly) no longer the final, newshounds and activists have been captivated. This time the survivor had selected to struggle again, and in doing so, single-handedly replaced the feminist stream in Pakistan. Her identify was once Mukhtar Mai, and her choice to face as much as her accusers was once an act of bravery exceptional in a single of the world's so much hostile climates for ladies.

through July 2002, Mai's case used to be headline information in Pakistan and less than overseas scrutiny, the govt. offered her the identical of 8,500 U.S. money in reimbursement funds (a ancient settlement), and her attackers have been sentenced to demise. Mukhtar Mai went directly to open a faculty for women which will make sure that destiny generations wouldn't undergo, as she had, from illiteracy.

during this rousing account, Mai describes her adventure and the way she has for the reason that develop into an agent for swap and a beacon of desire for oppressed girls around the globe. well timed and topical, In the identify of Honor is the impressive and inspirational memoir of a lady who fought and triumphed opposed to unheard of odds.

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