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The dangers facing female migrants in Libya

In a report titled Libya Is Full of Cruelty, the rights group Amnesty International details the conditions for women in the war-torn North African country. Amnesty says they are constantly subjected to the added danger of sexual violence. Traffickers sexually abuse female migrants as they make their desperate and treacherous journey towards Europe.

The danger is coupled with the chaos and lawlessness in Libya. Government leaders stand accused of doing nothing to protect victims.

Inside Story features in-depth discussion on the plight of women hoping to reach the other side of the Mediterranean.


Presenter: Richelle Carey


Magda Mughrabi, Libya researcher for Amnesty International and author of the report.

Soraya Chemaly, writer and media critic whose work is focused on sexualised violence.

Anna Zobnina, chair of the European Network of Migrant Women.


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