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letter we were brought when we were. in the percent of americans at some point in our lives will experience hardship listening. talking. points. to know that 77 percent off because are younger than $65.00. that's me and me and you. and you know what it's time no voice is part. of the 77 percent to talk about the issue. this is where you. go 77 percent this weekend on g.w. . for
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the journalist she says her garden is a wonderful place to relax and. would mean just. did something lovely telling speech she needs us to do speak to. when you do 50 for you to done. even women when you don't love them when you don't who speak when. they feel they have to be rude to be loved to do speak to and the flows are crazy as we meet. sylvia because you're a has always been interested in technical stuff. but she became a coma cannick in
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a wonders capital kigali. said something very upsetting when he saw new york pairing his car he said we women can't do that job but my boss convinced him to give me a chance and in the end he said to the customer look he was so disrespectful to you that your car is back in perfect working order the us was a good guy. is still the is the only female mechanic in the workshop that in fact it's not unusual for women in a wonder to pursue professions generally seen as male domains. 25 years ago the small country in east africa was in the headlines for the most atrocious genocide in recent history. countless women without. they were the ones who rebuilt the country today rwanda has the world's highest number of women in parliament. juliana contend
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has been a member of parliament for 20 years. they fucked of genocide did. play a big role in name. completely distorting what we used to be and. in trying to put up some different strategies to cope. different in a variety of ways imagined and some of them were women ticking up men traditional roles in society to cope as a coping mechanism. the 994 genocide still of the shadows the country yet today rwanda is seen as one of the most stable nations in the region. over the border in the democratic republic of congo it's a completely different picture a bloody war over natural resources has been raging here for more than 20 years
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women are often the ones who suffer most. this is a typical road in eastern congo the government is doing nothing to improve infrastructure . lawyer florence for her is on her way to one of the region's many small called 10 mines. she works with the catholic commission for peace and justice she comes here every week to improve working conditions for the women they pleased to see have they know she cares about their plight. but. that is what the women are looking for this black substance here is called telling florence explains. our cellphones would not work without the
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minerals extracted from culture and it brings an enormous profits worldwide but there is very little left over for the people who actually mind the call turn. the men who work here for what has rebels but returned exhausted by war. like you know well as i am yet you know the war was particularly devastating for the women and i. was terrible here until recently the enemy rebels would come at night and all we could do was run away when we returned they had plundered everything and i put it when i. know things are a little better. the rebels withdrew to the surrounding areas where the women are trying to make a living from their work in the mines. is that they have no alternative to leave or
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science and medicine. most don't earn much more than a dollar a day at least they now have official papers thanks to the homes for the ha to. the women can work more efficiently with new tools to. this is what they use before . it's a fun serve these women know that we can change things if we stick together. but it's very difficult because many people have no sensibility for the suffering of others and devote. a whole works tirelessly to enable people in eastern congo to reach the standards of living that the region's wealth allows. me to this member pencey a trauma therapist also regularly does her rounds in the eastern congo villagers.
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she helps victims of mass rape and atrocity systematically used as a weapon of war. really. as a victim your heart aches and it is no longer a human heart and. tears listens to all the stories the cutter was held captive by rebels for 6 months. also the whole time they hardly gave us any food. committee that they hit us and raped as morning and evening. when 100 finished the other came and the next one then the next one. i want as many people as possible to know about it all the way. there are no exact figures on how many women were degraded like this probably hundreds of thousands when you least temple views. sometimes you were born loose
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you miss words to. feel to show compassion to the people. but you just stay there listening to them. looking at them. i think it's my only way supporting because it's horrible to see how human beings can react can behave like. adult women are not the only victims girls suffer too. like. her family tormented her for years and told her that she was a witch. what have you drawn there asks terry's the person who burned me i want them to be burned
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too says the little girl. they've been rejected by the community. new year's been accused this outfit for physical violence and all of the years being a very small children there's still it's really the means to me gain confidence in 2 people. not least was held responsible for all the bad things that happen to have family and was made to suffer horribly the wounds left on their legs by molten plastic are still painful. in their cabana house outcast children can find protection. in a play they express the cruelty they experienced. alice is playing a nasty mother. has
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a quote song we don't want parents to blame the challenger and they should be there for them love them and listen to them to. get them. this is what she tells tears. and then the 14 year old blurts out that she really believes that she is a witch after her aunt was killed in an accident. to his promises to help her. sometimes the therapist feels alone to actually we usually feel does the the wards won't want us to suffer so people talk so much about the wars in other countries but swimming's comes to talk about the situation and some people see. again am sometimes when i'm a boards like the police that's why i come to fight.
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we're in this country but you don't do nothing to the situation. but that is exactly what this is doing with her help the children who were harmed by the shattered society on learning to find joy again. women like to there's my mom a pansy make sure that moments of peace exist even in the middle of a war. back to wonder kindergartener peace and gura presents a weekly show on women's issues today it's about teenage pregnancies a major problem in the country. to go she invited to the show have cancelled at short notice they were too ashamed. young men rarely question their own responsibility. on one side
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to the purpose of women because women here have rights according to their roles we have minerals protect think women. but we still. have. a long time to do because of the courage we still have many people who are stuck and can change and they don't want to change. kenya politics here is male dominated in rural areas gender roles and a case had traditionally we meet a woman who is an exception. to. the celebrations begin early in the morning. a shot of strong homebrewed like her bottoms up. here in kisumu rodeo at the ambo alley as mama africa is preparing for today's job with her colleagues.
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we only do this when we go to work otherwise we don't drink water. they work starts in front of the mortuary. today it looks more like a busy fairground. funerals are celebrated in style in western kenya 1st the family pick up the body from the mortuary those who can afford it employ professional morning is like mama africa. you home young and that i do it because there aren't many other jobs around here but there are always funerals so we can and money and wednesdays thursdays and fridays people more. the idea is the longer and louder the morning the more important the deceased 6.
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will move to the real band. and you are under some good luck yeah you are slow we didn't stop all world. not everyone is keen on the idea of tears for cash. the little mind you have to pay for someone to more new. it's a personal matter. and to do with. gaunt. professional professional mourners can only cry when they've been drinking it has to come from their head. but the true mourners don't need to take anything away from the heart of the market when i left for you. a group of professional mornings can end the equivalent of up to 200 euros a weekend a lot of money in this otherwise poverty stricken region.
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the coffin is carried from the mortuary to the home village of the deceased. now mama africa and her team provide this service. one of their speciality is rolling on the ground and crying that cost extra. the next morning mama africa goes back to being a normal housewife. she's a bit of a celebrity. the 1st time i cried for someone i didn't know was one a street boy was stabbed to death nobody wanted anything to do with him so i carried him to his grave and you know. she often does for free when a social outcast dies along with professional morning mama africa and the living
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selling marijuana it's illegal in kenya but lucrative. i mean. this is how i complain the school fees for my son that in the past my father supported me but since he died i've been selling marijuana even if i have to bribe the police. as soon as my son has finished school i'll stop and follow my dream i want to sell clothes and shoes in nairobi. she doesn't want to give up being a paid morning yet her personal motto comes from bob marley you never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. that could be the personal motto of rose or work too. i was divorced at 27 for being chairlifts i lived on the street for 6 months in my house in make business was burnt down your
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ashes. i demanded lost my husband and i did 3 years. at u.t.s. i am 40 years old i have had a decade of really pain and really suffering then i realised this was not my own story. rose always friend stella's husband has just died rose consoles her as best she can she wants to change the face of all widowed women and demands that the abuse of widows should stop. in the tradition of the ethnic group widows are passed down to the family of the deceased. before this happens they're subjected to a so-called widow cleansing ritual it's a clear case of sexual abuse. rose tries to console stella telling her that she doesn't have to go through with it. it is in your hands you can change.
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after. all men continue to. live in the table maybe i'm living a mistake and i miss my husband very much. he could even cook which is really unusual in our culture. before he died he told me he was again it's the passing down and cleansing of widows in. sichuan close enough chile means even if you are 60 years old. and a man has to be picked or to be paid to come and have sex with you without protection. it's a very gives populates and if that doesn't happen if you do it you're stigmatized if you don't do it you're stigmatized so there's no in between for all we do here the fact that you've lost your husband you've lost all your rights so this sexual cleansing is the number one issue. even in the 21st century
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it's also the custom at lake victoria and western kenya. rose or were is campaigning against it. the widow stories are all similar they often lose everything to their in-laws. you know any not just that if you want them i don't think i want. you i don't get it was moved out of you yeah. that was. the elderly suffer in particular rows visit some of the old and sick women along with some young widows. gertrud on younger story is especially tragic. not only did she lose her husband but all of her children too but there's not a lot rose can do for her foundation has very little funding.
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what we can do today i don't know which can we do to be maybe. i don't know why don't we take this one this terrible this would be stupid to leave. rose draws some hope from her work with children her foundation has set up an orphanage to give girls and boys a new home. for the widows it's a task that helps them cope with their own fate. i also hope to see a generation of young women who will not go through what they will still need to be cleansed and inhibited identity should remain when they lose their husbands they
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will live in dignity and they will know their rights and be respected as human beings. nigeria in the north east of the country where terrorist group boko haram has the region in a grip of violence women's rights are often not respected. photographer found car captures the fragility of daily life in her hometown of my degree in suicide attacks carried out by the islamic terrorist group boko haram are not uncommon at the local markets. the photographer listens to the market traders worries they can't sell much no one can afford more than the most basic food. it was only
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focused on one uncle which was you know it's all my. blood then everything but they would stop me about this total i was you know i was like down the barrel it's all changing generic shit like that sounds good hard to do what do you see in mainstream media. it looks like a normal day but many people are afraid over a 1000000 people have fled from the country to the city the government cannot manage to feed them sufficiently in the ref. camps. you have that advantage of a car visits one of these camps the photographer does not conceal the suffering but wants to make sense of it in her own way and.
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she meets a young woman who was held captive by boko haram. 40 once traumatized women like her to be accepted by society. you know there's a lot of our. healing that has to be borne and we have to be a beautiful words out of that i would say that our resilience is what i want people to see that yes we have suffered we have been through a lot but we are moving on we came to see that we rebuild and we you know move on. these women and girls are also trying to move on for months even years they were all held captive by boko haram. the local government has set up a shelter for them in my degree. that.
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my. wife and. i know the family commissioner of the government is visiting and she wants to see how the women are doing. the girls were forced to marry the islamic state fighters were raped and then gave birth to children zahra and i have suppressed their experiences. mochas that i don't have the men in my heart i can't remember them i just live my life. i don't think about the past i hope that one day i will find a good man who will marry me in spite of my story in. there and see what i did and what i will tell my children about their father but they will probably find out when we have peace probably before i can even talk to them about entirely human bond them. zara and i were able to escape were picked up by
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the military and brought here. in the women's shelter they are given psychological counseling and are also under observation the government fears that they might have been radicalized by boko haram. some of them are not telling the truth because boko haram pin is with us is not it the people. you understand so sometimes the they. hate something because we are not there. the women are guarded in the shelter the fear that they might still have contact to the terrorists is launch. in and around the city fatal suicide attacks are sometimes carried out by young women like . all in the name of religion. they polluted them like. they polluted their might tell you that one day if you die you will be in paradise
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because. you are not going to stay in this. completely so you must go back to your court so this is the one wish. their lack of western education the leg was an education and also the legion education. that's why we are trying to leave you in our schools. and the other women have to learn to live with the violence they were subjected to. and with the mistrust of their own government they're not even allowed to see their families. you know. i would like to see my mother so much she's in a refugee camp here in my degree i would feel so much better if i could be with her that's where i belong not here and. nigerian society has to learn how to integrate i and thousands more traumatized women.
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every day in my degree is a tightrope walk between normality and the consequences of war. photography fancy abouta car catches it all. 2 1 sign that my degree is looking ahead is a visit from a famous star musician misty easy. it was. alongside all the suffering the photographer wants to show that life can also be fun i'm going to. trust. you if you. are good. with. just south of nigeria and the sprawling bustling city of lagos is a stark contrast to the north of the country. dr olah
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orekunrin doesn't take much time off but when she does she likes to go to talk or baby and i'm in beach near lagos harbor. she's a british citizen but sees her future in nigeria when she travels abroad she is constantly confronted with negative clich├ęs about africa. i would to prague. for. conference a few weeks ago and whatever like i did just how bad do you want to be in fresh and that's what every guy comes to be up for i say but i'm from africa no matter like what he's doing he can be like ashish a banker be working behind the tree in mcdonald's but he always wants to rescue me and i just want you to even move me like he did before i like living in africa but why is this the 1st thing. that we couldn't really runs to rescue people herself people in had chosen home of nigeria.
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as a doctor she wants to change things in africa. she often travels to communicate her idea that medical aid should be available for everyone from people i. had this meeting in her office in lagos starts with the issue of obesity in nigeria . if a patient is larger than those in boeing aircraft then i think the patient actually has bigger issues to worry about because obesity is a widespread problem that people didn't have time to seek to get why do you think it's going to go that's a. p.c. movie stations or you know a station. in the western world before these diseases of lifestyle came about yet almost successfully eliminated the infectious diseases but here in africa we're fighting with battles at the same time. after the
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study is older orekunrin lived to have parents homeland and set up flying doctors nigeria. commitment is very personal. her youngest sister died while on holiday in 1000 area. the rescue plane from south africa arrived too late . i think and here's how the gave a central role. i just didn't want my particular patient to have to. africa needs to be passed i felt very passionately when i actually came that nigeria needs to be able to stand eventually without the uniform. instead of setting up a charity she decided to found a profit oriented business. now only works as an entrepreneur. in you want
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us capital kigali all orekunrin is taking part in the world economic forum on africa she exchanges news with women from the whole continent she's confident the changes afoot in previous conferences it was trying to get multinationals into africa so that they could employ people but now they're saying i mean from the likes of bengal tapes that are actually african entrepreneurs can be really they can scale up their business and they can start employing people here right here in for me i think what really stood out for me was female voices i was entrepreneurs as professionals as students as mothers as wives i think the african women for the most part has been largely ignore it. you know half of the population on the continent has not realized its full potential. yet everywhere women are taking responsibility like these 3 business women from zimbabwe liberia and nigeria.
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women friends here wanda is a role model for them. branding journalistic mission huge steps forward in the areas of health care in the areas of education in the areas of digitising. providing what. i think the basic things that nigeria can learn from will wonder as well about increasing efficiency increasing attractiveness for business some foreign investment. began he also happens to be one of the keenest cities on the african continent. in kinshasa the capital of the war torn democratic republic of congo things are lagging behind somewhat. that doesn't bother barbara to send. the friends. rise above the country's
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widespread poverty to celebrate high fashion. nonstop is a society of entertainers and 11 persons. barbara kissinger is one of the few women supper. only a few shops in kinshasa stock exclusive european designer labels all counterfeit equivalents from china and that is. the moment that it's difficult being as a person but it's our profession. and that means being well dressed in clothes that cost more than most congolese will ever heard. isn't that rather cynical in such a poor country. to feel at the back i've been through a lot in my life like most congolese people i've been hopping but i've decided that
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i'm not always going to suffer. i wanted to be an important person in society. and the little that god gives me what i share with others. to buckle to give you. is an especially rundown district of can shasta crime and bishop poverty prevail here. that we know that best that her support of the people call everybody imitates he knows barbara has said today. with a strong balance as a red carpet barbara is cheered like a pop star by her local fans. we are very proud of her a nobody doubts her good reputation anyone who does thang. get lost take that you
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know what i'd love to just like her from time to time i wish my children would grow up like her she's so beautiful. bother to send i grew up as an orphan and was raised by her grandmother there was barely enough money for food or for school when her brother became a superb barber decided to follow suit but nothing of what i want to show people a little appreciation is and i want to make them proud and happy. even though it's a slum i like living here. and i've made this neighborhood a bit famous by now comes able but always i'm a bit about them all. the next day this a person of can share some need to celebrate the anniversary of the death of the founder of the movement fans reporters and curious onlookers are here as well as barbara of course.
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but not everyone enjoys the show. on the morning for me what they do is a waste of time. they only do it because they don't have a proper job. because. if the government took more care of young people this nonsense would be unnecessary. after hours of strutting their stuff on the streets barbara and the others go to the found his grave. the sap movement became popular in the 1960 s. as a protest against the country's despotic politics and terrible living conditions. the. love. with it and usually lifestyle barbara and her fellow dandies want to offer people a contrast to daily hardship.
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back in kenya this time on the coast close to somalia. and these women are making soap together to earn a living but also as a kind of therapy. the women were abducted and abused by the terrorist group al-shabaab. sometimes they had family members who had joined the terrorists and i feel there was. a similar to what others did has made us enemies of society they call me. just because 2 of my brothers joined the terrorist group and that was it were you ashamed of. what these women have experienced pain and loss and been stigmatized by their neighbors with no help from the state or the police. when the police think they could be terrorists around they react harshly and start killing people especially if they think that young men might be
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a member of al-shabaab that's why most of them are not reported even if they are guilty of war. for to musharraf he knows what he's talking about her husband a policeman himself was shot dead by colleagues when he was looking for his son. the 14 year old had disappeared probably off to somalia to join the al-shabaab terrorist group. they also recruit their fighters on the kenyan coast where tourists from all over the world spend their holidays radicalization is a huge problem here. the police respond with brutality many kenyans dare not even enter a police station for fear of appearing suspicious themselves it was not easy to convince the authorities to let us film here. but i did learn a lot about their office a bigger room a gun who was willing to be filmed here she tells us that she. came
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a police officer to be there for society not against it. her office in mumbai is a port of call for many people especially women. i promise i'll take care of your problems she tells this woman they should go without saying but not in kenya that. the police here are seen more as enemies and thugs rather than friends or help is all they have to be primed for favors. officer going to be an approachable police woman. that. got between us. i would put it this way that woman. is the bleeding between the community and asked police in that one hour almost every day she explains that sometimes the public is afraid of revealing information and being seen as traitors but they are also afraid of the police. one eyed you.
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got no help from the police when her husband was shot dead she gets by supporting her family by selling pastries she's active in the community as an ambassador for peace. and. when the police want something they have to take a soft approach as if they were dealing with an infant. arrests on violence only produce hate. we want to get rid of the hate. we want to be friendly. says the woman whose husband was shot by his own colleagues before her very eyes and who has lost a child to a terrorist group. and. they told me that my son was dead i have found my peace with that. if you came back you
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might have been a bad influence on others and you need to be. in spite of all maybe because of her terrible story for tumor shelvey is fighting the hatred. she's joined forces with police officer b. veronica. together they venture into an area where al-shabaab is especially active . when it's your own. house. but 1st the police uniform is met with skepticism one woman complains that she is constantly harassed by the police but by criminals to. the police officer encourages the woman to report such incidents directly to her colleagues. where you are now you can be vulnerable. it's good that she came here many of us were afraid at 1st but it's easier for us to get things off our chest this way. very different
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from going to a police station that was up and you. know where you're coming from this is a tactic the police are following more and more on the kenyan coast and approaching the community and listening to people. officer guma is an exceptional police woman she's always on duty even when making breakfast for her 3 children in spite of all the difficulties she faces giving up is not an option for her. if you can. but with those sold you not be able to eat it it really not be to be tasteless but sold because when you kick your butt you can find there in. the soul is quite get me a woman is sold quite get me the car and they are indispensible they cannot do without us. the tumor shall feel believes in the power of women she and her friends from the therapy group are celebrating the birth of the baby
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girl. with that as essential as salt or as beautiful and crazy as flowers women in africa today are fighting to make life easier for the next generation. was a. trickle . down. how did the business season start. mediocre in the. implant for. the p.c. in panic. and not into a lot of money the 1st weekend of playing on with.
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