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Turning Personal Tragedy To A Movement To Uplift Women In Pakistan

Human rights groups in Pakistan, including The Aurat Foundation, estimate that annually, there are around 1000 reported "honor" killings in the country. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend through an honor killing, she decided to do something to end the practice. 

She founded Sughar Empowerment Society (known as Sughar) to provide economic, social and political power to rural and tribal women in Pakistan. 

Brohi will receive Northwestern University’s Buffett Institute Emerging Global Leaders Award. She joins us to talk about how she turned personal tragedy into a movement to uplift women in Pakistan.

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