Khalida Brohi

How I work to protect women from honor killings

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Nearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend to the practice, she resolved to campaign against it. Yet she met resistance from an unlikely source: the very community she hoped to protect. In this powerful, honest talk, Brohi shares how she took a hard look at her own process, and offers sharp insights for other passionate activists.

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Khalida Brohi · Women’s rights activist and entrepreneur

In the tribal region where she was born, Khalida Brohi founded an organization to end honor killings and empower Pakistani women.

In the tribal region where she was born, Khalida Brohi founded an organization to end honor killings and empower Pakistani women.