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Deshonrada/ In the Name of Honor: A Memoir (Actualidad) [Paperback]

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Considered for the TIME's 100 world's most influential people. A chilling testimony to the deepest levels of human cruelty, this is the testimony of Mukhtar Mai, a 28-year old Pakistani woman. In 2002 she was sentenced by Meerwala's tribal counsel to endure a collective rape in redress for an action committed by her 13-year old brother -when in reality it was a show of power. After suffering nameless atrocities, Mai decides to forego the tradition of committing suicide to denounce the crime.

Description in Spanish: Este libro es el estremecedor testimonio de Mukhtar Mai, una mujer paquistan de 28 aos que en 2002 fue condenada por un consejo tribal del poblado de Meerwala a una violacin colectiva en reparacin de lo que consideraban una ofensa cometida por su hermano de trece aos, al dirigirle la palabra a una joven de otro clan sin autorizacin. Con el fin de intentar llegar a un acuerdo con los ofendidos , el clan de los Mastoi, de una casta superior, y por considerarla el miembro ms respetable de la familia, Mukhtar es escogida por su padre para pedir perdn en pblico y solicitar que liberen a su hermano a quien mantenan secuestrado, golpeado, vejado, despus de la supuesta falta. Sin embargo, el jefe Mastoi ya haba tomado su decisin y ordena a cuatro de sus miembros a castigarla. A partir de ese momento, la vida de Mukhtar Mai da un giro absoluto. Despus de las atrocidades que sufri, renuncia al suicidio, camino marcado por la tradicin y que ha sido elegido por muchas mujeres, y escoge la denuncia. Con el apoyo de organismos de derechos humanos y mltiples voces que denunciaron y difundieron su caso en los medios internacionales, Mukhtar logra encarcelar a sus agresores. Sin embargo, detrs de la afrenta que cometi el hermano menor de Mukhtar se distingue la verdadera razn del castigo: los conflictos de carcter territorial entre los dos clanes que habitan Meerwala: los Mastoi, de casta superior y los Gujjar, de casta inferior, a la cual pertenece la familia de Mukhtar. Por esta razn, lo acontecido a Mukhtar no es slo una agresin a una mujer que no tiene voz en la sociedad paquistan; tambin es una agresin a los habitantes de este poblado, quienes se enfrentan la mayora de las veces a la corrupcin de las autoridades locales y terminan por acatar los dictados de los ms poderosos.

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.3" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 30, 2007
Publisher   Punto de Lectura
ISBN  8466369104  
ISBN13  9788466369107  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mukhtar Mai is now a leading example for women in her native country and around the globe. With her compensation money she has opened two schools in her village, one for girls and another for boys. In August 2005, she was awarded the Fatima Jinnah gold medal for bravery and courage by the Pakistani government and was named Woman of the Year by "Glamour" magazine. In 2006, "Time" magazine listed her in their issue on the 100 most influential people in the world, and she was also awarded the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.

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