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In Sierra Leone, a special place for women
October 18, 2011 by Melissa Winkler
|The IRC's Christiana Gbondo (center) meets with women in Kailahun. Photo: Melissa Winkler/IRC|
Last week I returned from a visit to Sierra Leone, where I was on location with journalist Nick Kristof, actress Eva Mendes and the film crew of Half the Sky, a documentary series to air in 2012. The film series will focus on abuses and inequities faced by women and girls around the world and inspiring women who are combating them and finding solutions. Half the Sky is partnering with the International Rescue Committee on a film segment about sexual violence.