Samar Minallah Khan was recently honored by Vital Voices, an organization that strives to honor extraordinary women, for her moving documentaries.
Khan’s makes documentaries that expose the gender-based violence that occurs in Pakistan. According to NPR, the majority of her films are about swara, the practice “where a daughter is given away as compensation for a crime. Swara happens mainly in poor, rural areas.”
The video below shows a bit of Khan’s moving work and how she’s documenting the way men are evolving and helping stop gender-based violence, too.
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