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Girl Power: Hindi Style

How the Gulabi Gang fights for women's rights in India

At the age of 20, Sampat Pal and four female companions avenged their friend whose husband abused her. They caught him and beat him up. This was the start of the Gulabi, or Pink Gang in India, which teaches women self-defence and helps them fight for their rights. Today, the movement has over a million members, and women from all over India keep joining Sampat Pal's Gulabi Gang, hoping to find support and safety. And indeed, over the years, Sampat, with the Pink Gang's help, significantly improved women's lives in India. How did they manage that?



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