Women on the Frontline: A Question of Rape

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Women on the Frontline: A Question of Rape
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2008
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22 min
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"Aired first on BBC World TV, this critically acclaimed series, hosted by Annie Lennox, gives a brutally honest account of the silent war being waged against women across the world.

"In the Islamic state of Mauritania, women who have been raped often end up in prison. About 60 percent of women who come forward with allegations of sexual violence are accused of Zina, or a crime against morality. It is therefore unsurprising that most choose to remain silent. Fatima M'Baye, the first female lawyer in Mauritania, is part of the movement to blunt the harsher aspects of Sharia, and also help women overturn their convictions."

Source: http://www.linktv.org/video/7389/women-on-the-frontline-mauritania-a-question-of-rape

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