Sampat Pal Devi
Sampat Pal Devi founded the Gulabi Gang, a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists, in 2006 as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them up with laathis (bamboo sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives.
Sampat Pal Devi is a wife of an ice cream vendor, mother of five children, and a former government health worker. She was married off when she was 12 and went to live with her husband at 14 and had her first child at 15.
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