Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Women (and girls) must be warriors

Aberash faces exile from her village and cannot see her family

I was just reading a horrific BBC News story about a 21-year-old Ethiopian woman whose stalker disfigured her face with sulphuric acid and found a link to this story from 1999 on the same page. Somewhat heartening, though bittersweet:

BBC News June 18, 1999
Ethiopia: Revenge of the abducted bride
Charlotte Metcalfe, director of the BBC programme 'Schoolgirl killer' tells the story of Aberash Bekele, a young Ethiopian women on trial for murder after killing the man who abducted and raped her.

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