A Jan. 1 article published in the Guardian’sGlobal Development section by Liz Ford started off promising enough, with a rare look into the culture of misogyny, rape, spousal abuse and honor killings in Palestinian society.
The article begins thusly:
A comedy series and a ‘Judge Judy’-style show will be among the programmes aired across the Palestinian territories in 2015, as part of a multimedia project to raise awareness of, and seek to prevent, violence against women and girls.
The Ma’an Network, an independent, non-profit media organisation that broadcasts across the West Bank and Gaza….will air shows that tackle often taboo subjects, such as marital rape, over the next three years.
The programmes will be supported by a series of workshops in more remote, conservative areas to discuss violence prevention.
The Guardian then provided some background:
Violence against women in my country is still widespread,” said Raed Othman…
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