A Rare Win For A Woman Stabbed By A Stalker In Pakistan

Khadija Saddiqi, 22, stands outside her family home with an armed guard who was assigned to protect her by the wife of the chief minister of Punjab. Saddiqi won a case against a classmate who tried to stab her to death in May last year after she ignored his advances.

She spurned a friend’s advances. He tried to kill her. She wanted to take him to court. But it’s hard to prosecute crimes against women in Pakistan. Then she met a young lawyer with a plan.

(Image credit: Diaa Hadid/NPR)