Watch her explain why the march is for all women
Mukhtar Bibi has lent support to Aurat March, the annual event in Pakistan to demand equal rights for women.
“The reason I attend every march [whether it’s] Multan, Karachi or Islamabad is to represent our rural areas,” she said in a video message shared by Aurat March, Multan.
— Aurat March Multan- عورت مارچ ملتان (@AuratMarchMultn) February 22, 2021
Mukhtar Bibi was gang raped in June 2002 on the orders of a village council as punishment after her younger brother was accused of having relations with a woman from a rival clan.
She went to court against the men and struggled for years to get justice. She has since campaigned for justice for sexual assault victims.