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In May 2013, three young women climbed Mount Everest together and made history. Samina Baig, from Pakistan, became the first Muslim woman to scale the mountain and Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik from India became the first twin sisters to do so. The Malik sisters both hold certificates in peacebuilding and have dedicated their mountain-climbing projects to Indian girls who suffer from a multitude of ills, including rape, murder and infanticide. “We are now 22 years old and want to continue representing the Indian ‘Girl Child’ who is built of steel from the inside,” said the girls.

Read more via International Business Times.

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