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Tackling The Law That Forces Rape Survivors To Marry Their Attackers

In parts of the Middle East and Africa, courts can let rapists walk free if they marry their victims. Alia Awada of gender-equality campaigners ABAAD wants Lebanon to abolish the law, saying that, far from protecting a survivors honor, it treats them like a criminal.In March 2012, Amina Filali, a 16-year-old Moroccan girl, committed suicide after she was forced to marry her rapist.According to reports, she had been attacked while walking down the street in her hometown of Larache. When her fathe

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