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Monday, February 25, 2013

Mukhtar Mai



Mukhtar Mai is a woman from a village in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan. In 2002, she was gang-raped on the orders of a tribal council as part of a so-called “honour” revenge. While tradition dictates that a woman should commit suicide after such an act, Mukhtar defied convention and fought the case. Her rapists were never convicted, but the story was picked up by domestic and international media, and she has become an iconic advocate of women’s rights, despite constant threats to her life. She has opened a girls’ school and women’s crisis centre in Muzaffagarh. 

In April 2007, Mukhtar Mai won the North-South Prize from the Council of Europe. In 2005, Glamour Magazine named her 'Woman of the Year'. According to the New York Times, Her autobiography is the No. 3 best seller in France , and movies are being made about her. She has been praised by dignitaries like Laura Bush and the French foreign ministers.


Medium: Pencil Colours

25 comments:

  1. Good to know about this lady...she is a true lady! Thanks for introducing her, A.S.!

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  2. Your sketch is very good, AS!

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  3. Such a painful story. Nice sketch.

    www.anucreations.blogspot.in

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  4. I loved the sketch, sometimes a sketch has more feelings than a photo and it is so with your work. She is a great women and we all look up to her.

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  5. Hi Sandhya

    yup, she is really an amazing person.

    Thanks a lot!

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  6. Hi Anupama

    ya, sad indeed..Thanks a lot

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  7. Hi Saru

    Thanks a lot!!!

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  8. This is beautiful - thank you for your wonderful tribute to this courageous woman. She is such an inspiration :-)

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  9. Great amazing women ...thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Hi Raajii

    Thanks a lot!! she is an inspiration indeed :)

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  11. Hi Harman!

    How are you dear...long tym no see

    Thanks a lot!

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  12. I didn't know about Mukhtar Mai earlier, either. Should catch up with her autobiography sometime. Any book where the word autobiography is written, gets my attention these days! :)

    Destination Infinity

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  13. Hi DI

    yup, it would be worth reading i think!

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  14. Nice Sketch, Didnt know about her. Thanks for sharing the info.

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  15. hi Unknown!!!

    thanks a lot!!

    :D

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  16. Nice sketch!! And a nice write-up to follow it.. Albeit a bit painful

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  17. Hi Shrikant

    Thanks a lot! yup her story is painful but very inspiring as well.

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  18. This is really the power of one which deserves recognition!

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  19. hello Rahul

    yups, i agree

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  20. AdityaimpostorJune 11, 2013

    Very nice sketch....A picture says a thousand words

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  21. This is what is called empowered womanhood. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Panaecea

      yes! thanks a lot :)

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