The secret shelters for Iraqi women

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:00am

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In Iraq, nearly half of the female population has been exposed to violence, according to the UN. Women activists have managed to establish a secret network of shelters for women fleeing domestic violence and sexual abuse, but they live in fear of being exposed. Host Marco Werman talks to the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil, who managed to gain access to one of these underground shelters.