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Half the Sky: Violence Against Women is a Global Epidemic

Clip: Season 1 Episode 1 | 1m 41s

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.

Aired: 09/30/12

Rating: TV-PG

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