Pakistan: How a tribal woman is defying patriarchal norms

Women aren’t allowed to participate in politics in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region, but Duniya Bibi overcame many challenges to win a local council seat, setting an example for other women in the area.

  • Every morning, her husband reads out news from a newspaper to her.Defying odds. Duniya Bibi, a 58-year-old illiterate woman, likes to keep herself abreast of the latest political happenings in the country. Every morning, her husband reads out news from a newspaper to her. Bibi defeated female candidates from leading political parties, including the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Muslim League Nawaz, in the recent local council election for Tehsil Yakawand, Mohmand District.

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