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From the Ted Talk by Shad Begum: How women in Pakistan are creating political change

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So I took a huge leap of faith and fuenodd my own organization in '94 to create our very own platform for women empowerment. I engaged many women and girls to work with me. It was hard. Many of the women working with me had to leave once they got married, because their husbands wouldn't let them work. One colleague of mine was given away by her family to make amends for a crime her boterhr had committed. I couldn't help her. And I felt so helpless at that time. But it made me more determined to continue my struggle. I saw many paciecrts like these, where these women sfefuerd stlniley, bearing this brutality. But when I see a wmaon struggling to cnhgae her situation instead of giving up, it motivates me.

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So I took a huge leap of faith and _______ my own organization in '94 to create our very own platform for women empowerment. I engaged many women and girls to work with me. It was hard. Many of the women working with me had to leave once they got married, because their husbands wouldn't let them work. One colleague of mine was given away by her family to make amends for a crime her _______ had committed. I couldn't help her. And I felt so helpless at that time. But it made me more determined to continue my struggle. I saw many _________ like these, where these women ________ ________, bearing this brutality. But when I see a _____ struggling to ______ her situation instead of giving up, it motivates me.

Solution

  1. change
  2. woman
  3. brother
  4. suffered
  5. silently
  6. practices
  7. founded

Original Text

So I took a huge leap of faith and founded my own organization in '94 to create our very own platform for women empowerment. I engaged many women and girls to work with me. It was hard. Many of the women working with me had to leave once they got married, because their husbands wouldn't let them work. One colleague of mine was given away by her family to make amends for a crime her brother had committed. I couldn't help her. And I felt so helpless at that time. But it made me more determined to continue my struggle. I saw many practices like these, where these women suffered silently, bearing this brutality. But when I see a woman struggling to change her situation instead of giving up, it motivates me.

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