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Mukhtar Mai, 33, sits in her living room with friends and family members, Meerwala, Pakistan, April 27, 2005. Mai, went against the Pakistani tradition of committing suicide when she brought charges against the men who gang raped her nearly three years ago. With money from the ruling she opened two schools, one for girls, the other for boys, which provides education to at least two sons and one nephew from the rapists' family. Mai cited that education is the only thing that will stop such acts from happening.