All-women Jirga in Swat valley, Pakistan
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'I'm not afraid of any threats'

In a remote part of Pakistan, one woman is trying to end centuries of discrimination. Tabassum Adnan has set up an all-women assembly known as a Jirga in Swat valley - challenging the dominant male one.

In a remote part of Pakistan, one woman is trying to end centuries of discrimination.

Tabassum Adnan has set up an all-women assembly known as a Jirga in Swat valley - challenging the dominant male one.

She overcame an abusive marriage to campaign for women's rights and has already been recognised by the US government for her work.

While some in her community support her, she has also received threats but she told BBC Urdu's Riffatullah Orakzai that she will continue until "her last breath".

  • 28 Dec
  • From the section Asia