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Author Sanam Maher Says the Murder of Pakistani Social Media Star at The Hands of Her Brother Was a Defining Moment for Pakistan

Author Sanam Maher Says the Murder of Pakistani Social Media Star at The Hands of Her Brother Was a Defining Moment for Pakistan

In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, author and journalist Sanam Maher discusses Pakistan's culture divide - a modern world, a society imposing traditional values, and what women want moving forward.

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NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pakistani women make up almost 49 percent of the country's population. Most face discrimination as a result of the patriarchal society of Pakistan. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, author and journalist Sanam Maher discusses the honor killing of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan's first ever social media celebrity, at the hands of her brother. Maher is the author of A Woman Like Her: The Story Behind the Honor Killing of a Social Media Star. Qandeel Baloch's murder in 2016 became a global media sensation. Pakistani women refused to ignore it. "Qandeel was different," says Maher. "There was a sense of having known her as many of us engaged with her frequently online." She explains that women "could not stay silent."

The Global Gender Gap Index report of 2020 ranked Pakistan 151 out of a total of 153 countries, and a survey carried out by the Thomson Reuters Foundation ranked Pakistan as the sixth most dangerous country for women.

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Sanam Maher is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. Maher is the Author of A Woman Like Her: The Story Behind the Honor Killing of a Social Media Star.

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