In the nearly two years since ISIS invaded Iraq, we’ve heard countless stories of despair. Of entire families killed, of girls and women raped and sold into sexual slavery. It’s easy to feel helpless after hearing such horrific stories.
But amid these horrors, there are glimmers of hope. Take Awaz and Fairoz, for example.
"Women Confronting ISIS: How Can We End Rape as a Weapon of War?"
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In this episode of MADRE's podcast Women Out Loud, you will learn how our brave partners in Colombia, Iraq and Syria are addressing wartime sexual violence.