Courageous and Resilient Womyn

Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women’s shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan.

Womyn strong

Womyn sing your song

Deep within

Beyond the monsters’ sin

You kept your grace

You did not lose face

Your heart is afire

Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan.

Caring for others your desire

Of yourself you know who you are

Of yourself, you are a beautiful star

You kept their anger  distant from you

Pure as a diamond, sapphire blue

Your vision has become ours

We thank you each moment of our hours

 

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