We can all use a good heroine. The animated Burka Avenger uses her powers (books and pens, and advanced acrobatics) to stand for justice, peace, and education for all. Most significantly, she empowers girls.
The award-winning program has aired in Pakistan and Afghanistan since 2013. This month, it begins showing in India.
Burka Avenger, the Pakistani series about a teacher who is a vigilante superhero by night, is now being shown in India… [It] has been nominated for an Emmy and has won the Peabody Award, the International Gender Equity Prize and the Asian Media Award. Its hero was also named one of the most influential fictional characters of 2013 by TIME. […]
The series and character were created by Pakistani rockstar, Haroon Rashid, which explains the foot-tapping music in each episode as well as the rock stars…
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