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Women's council fights Pakistan abuses

Social worker making history in Pakistan setting up the country's first all-women tribal forum of justice.

Last updated: 22 Mar 2014 08:25
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A social worker is making history with a women's rights campaign in Pakistan, accusing the justice system of ignoring domestic violence.

Tabassum Adnan has set up the country's first all women jirga -- a tribal forum of justice.

Adan is dealing with a number of violent cases including murder.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Pakistan's Swat Valley.

Warning: Some of the images in the report may be disturbing.

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