Four years ago, Marie went to the market in Kinshasa. She returned to an empty house and was sexually abused by police.
Cathleen Miller is a Fulbright Scholar currently serving as the Distinguished Chair of the Humanities at the University of Manchester. She is the co-a... uthor of Desert Flower, a nonfiction account of migration and female genital mutilation, which has been translated into 55 languages and adapted as a feature film. Her biography of UN leader Nafis Sadik, Champion of Choice, took her around the globe to interview sources on five continents. She is a professor of creative writing at San Jose State University.
Soheila*, an Iranian refugee in the UK, was married at 16 to an older partner who raped, abused and tormented her.
Laila* was married off at 13 and abused by her husband in Pakistan. If the UK deports her, she fears he will kill her.
Jenny fled the DRC and now runs an activist network from the UK, using free wifi at the library and 24-hour McDonald’s.