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Debra

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« on: September 23, 2006, 10:36:15 AM »
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1 July 2006

I came back to my village, Mirwala, (after a trip to Poland) and was devastated to hear what had happened in a nearby village, Wadowala.

A nine-year-old girl, Naseem Bibi, had been abused. Not just that, but another girl had been promised to be handed over to settle the dispute arising over the incident.

I was devastated to hear this.

Here I was talking about women's rights abroad but what about my own neighbourhood?

I was really disappointed and worried. How long will this continue?

But then I thought, oppression of women has to end. Instead of losing heart, I need to keep fighting.

I'll fight as long I'm alive. Some evils are centuries old and deep-rooted and it won't be easy to rid society of them.

I may get lucky and see some positive changes but not everything will change in my lifetime.

I have no doubt the children at my school will be there to take this struggle forward once I've passed away.

Mukhtar Mai started a school for girls in her village in southern Punjab with compensation money awarded by courts during her rape trial.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5370192.stm
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