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Violence Against Women is a Global Epidemic

  • Aired: 10/01/2012
  • 01:41
  • Rating: TV-PG
A group of experts and advocates describe the global epidemic of gender-based violence, which strips women of their autonomy and forces them to live in constant fear of physical retribution. The phenomenon can seem insurmountable in post-conflict countries like Sierra Leone, but extraordinary women like Amie Kandeh are nevertheless determined to bring an end to these rampant abuses.
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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women - premiering October 1 & 2
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