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Miriam Leitao

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. She is also a commentator on Globo TV Network and runs her own blog, www.miriamleitao.com, hosted at Globo online at www.oglobo.com.br. She was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2005. Close.

Miriam Leitao

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. more »

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November 2, 2007 10:09 AM

Define “Dangerous”

What does “Pakistani danger” mean? It depends. One of my heroes is Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani and one of the bravest women on Earth. After a tribunal sentenced her to be gang-raped, Mukhtar turned her personal suffering into a collective victory when she decided to fight her aggressors in court. She has been fighting violence against women, medieval tribal trials and the caste system since her tragedy.

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