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Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics

Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics

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n the fall of 2001, a young Pakistani woman took on a jobediting the women's section of one of the country s leading Urdu newspapers.Soon, the young mother of three transformed pages of celebrity gossip andfashion advice into a vehicle for investigation of the true lives of Pakistaniwomen, shocking the nation.News of acid attacks on hapless women, the trading of girls ascurrency in tribal disputes, and other abuses transformed Humaira Awais Shahidinto a fiery advocate for women s rights one guided by Islamic ethics andideals of social justice as she teaches rural leaders to distinguish betweenreligion and tribal custom. Her commitment to her countrywomen led her to aseat in Pakistan s parliament, where she continues to fight to protect womenand girls.Shahid s extraordinarilywarm and passionate voice provides remarkable insight on how Islamic humanismmight yet be a vehicle for progressive change in the developing world.

by : Kelly Horan, Humaira Awais Shahid


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