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Algerian Women's Rights Activist Shares Life's Experiences and Rights
In the mid-1990s, Halima Addou, a successful attorney in Algeria and host of an Algerian television talk show, was forced to flee her homeland for asylum in the United States after Islamic Fundamentalists began a campaign of terror against women. Addou tried civil rights cases, especially cases involving women, making her an easy target of the newly powerful fundamentalists.
Her story is one of survival and escape, and the ongoing struggle to end Islamic extremism and oppressive militaristic regimes in her native country. She currently tours the United States, lecturing on the horrors she and others experienced under the two forces - violence that oftentimes resulted in the deaths of women.
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