Women's Empowerment In Pakistan Is Spreading Via Motorcycle

Activist Guliafshan Tariq is embarking on a nearly monthlong journey.

Women's Empowerment In Pakistan Is Spreading Via Motorcycle
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Conservative Pakistan is getting a wake-up call from a feminist on a motorcycle. 

Guliafshan Tariq is a rights activist, computer engineer and athlete. 

In her home country of Pakistan, that's a unique, barrier-breaking combination. 

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Her 22-day motorcycle ride in Pakistan aims to promote peace and women's empowerment.   

"It is my self-initiative to promote this peace, women empowerment, women in sports and the message around the globe that Pakistan is a peaceful place and you can visit here," Tariq said

Tariq also broke the record for bicycling to the world's highest border — which happens to be in Pakistan.