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Inside Iraq's secret shelters for women – BBC News



In Iraq, where nearly half of the female population has been exposed to violence according to the UN, women activists have established a secret network of shelters for the survivors of honour killing and sex trafficking.

It’s a job that can get their safe houses attacked any day, as the government provides little protection for victims and most of the time they contact families that women are trying to escape.

Part of the 100 Women season, the BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil has gained access to one of the secret shelters, and met women who live with threats to their daily lives.

Reporter Shaimaa Khalil and producer Dina Demrdash

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