Cameroon’s Anglophone conflict: Rape used a weapon against women
11 December 2021 | 3:22 pm
A brutal conflict in the West Africa nation of Cameroon has resulted in the rape and sexual assault of hundreds of women and girls. Also why do women bear the responsibility of contraception and why is the medical and scientific community seemingly reluctant to research options for men? Plus the amazing tale of India's Bandit Queen who went on to become a women's rights activist and a politician.
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