Monday, June 20, 2005

An update on Muhktaran Bibi, whose story I linked to a few days ago:

Thankfully, Ms. Muhktaran has been freed by her Pakistani captors and is back in her village. She is only allowed to leave the country under strict government supervision now; she has declined to travel to the US until she can do it on her own accord. In the meanwhile, according to the article, she "is using donations (through to start an ambulance service and a women's shelter, and she is also campaigning against honor killings, rapes and acid attacks that disfigure women."

I am so grateful that she is safe and is continuing to speak out, continuing to fight against violence and oppression, even under constant threat. What an amazing woman.

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