Thursday, September 1, 2011

Field of Hope - Witness (Al Jazeera)

I'm not asking you to imagine this, because I am sure you can't. Just think about it: your mum was raped at 15 and gave birth to you. At 15 you yourself are raped, and give birth to a child. This isn't a one-off situation, but most women around you have been raped at least once, and have also become pregnant through rape. What do you do?! In the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo around 48 women are raped every hour. Do the maths - it's horrific.
In Field of Hope, Al Jazeera's Witness focuses on Masika, a multiple rape survivor who has made it her job to help, support, counsel and even show other women rape survivors how to make an independent living through farming.

Go the Al Jazeera website (see hyperlinks above) for the screening times. Watch it - and TALK about it.


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