Philippines: War widows of Abu Sayyaf fighters suffer stigma

More than four decades of continuous conflict has made Mindanao a region of war widows.

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    Conflict in the Mindanao region of southern Philippines has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in the past half-century.

    Multiple armed groups operate in the area, and many wives left behind suffer from the stigma of being widows of Abu Sayyaf fighters.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan travelled to a small village in Basilan to hear their stories.


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