‘I Have My Voice Now’: Pakistani Abuse Survivor Devotes Life to Helping Women

Broadly (Vice), February 2016

“Revolutions happen when injustice is felt so deeply that we are ready to pay any price,” says Pakistani writer and activist Tehmina Durrani, as we are served finger food and cake at her home in Lahore. Six armed police officers stand outside her luxurious and well-staffed house. Durrani has received multiple death threats as a result of her work and her marriage to the most important politician in the province, though you’d probably never guess. Clutching her e-cigarette in one hand, she appears utterly composed. It’s hard to imagine what her life was like before this. “I was completely oppressed,” she replies…

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