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Feminism Around the World: Fareeha Tafim is India’s Wushu Warrior Girl

14-year-old Fareeha Tafim is a Muslim girl from Hyderabad in India. While Hindus comprise the majority of people in Hyderabad, Muslims are a large minority, and Fareeha attends a Muslim school. That school began giving female students lessons in wushu, a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts that has become increasingly popular in India. Why teach it to schoolgirls? Because of the epidemic of violence against women and girls they face.
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