Abused women face lonely struggle for justice in conservative Pakistan

December 5, 2014 4:45 AM

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Abused women face lonely struggle for justice in conservative Pakistan

In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, Ruqayya Parveen, a 26-year-old Pakistani woman, speaks about her story at her house in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan. Parveen's husband dumped a jug of acid on her and her children when they were sleeping. She said many in her community shun her, not only because of her appearance, but because they also assume she did something to violate her family's honor that must have provoked the attack. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, Ruqayya Parveen, a 26-year-old Pakistani woman, speaks about her life at her house in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan. Parveen's husband dumped a jug of acid on her and her children when they were sleeping. She said many in her community shun her, not o...

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