Afghan Women Reveal Abuse From Behind 'The Mask'

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

A new Afghan television program hopes to allow women to publicly share their stories of abuse from behind the safety of an anonymous mask. The program, called "Niqab," or "The Mask,” allows many women to tell their stories safely for the first time. The masks are half-blue, to symbolize the burqa most Afghan women wear, and half-white, to stand for their innocence.

We speak to the show’s creator, Sami Mahdi.


Sami Madi

Produced by:

Duncan Wilson

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