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Left to right, Ikbal Mai, Mukhtar Mai, and Shanza Sehr sit together inside Mukhtar Mai's home, Meerwala, Pakistan, April 27, 2005. Mai, 33, 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. Mai cited that education is the only thing that will stop such acts from happening. Ikbal Mai, is the mother of Shanza Sehr, who is a teacher at the girls school.