• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Pakistan’s first Dalit woman senator to champion girls’ education

By: Sarwar Alam

As the first woman senator from Pakistan’s lowest Dalit caste, Krishna Kumari Kohli has an ambitious to-do list, from tackling honour killings to kidnappings and child marriage. But for the former child bride from a poor Hindu family, the need to improve women and girls’ health and education in the conservative Muslim-majority nation is closest to her heart. “Never in my wildest of dreams did I think I’d ever become a senator,” she said. “If I can make a dent in these two areas, I’d have made a difference for times to come and my candidature would all have been…

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