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#Her Name is ...

"Her husband gave her no way to survive". On May 9, 2021, Refka Cherni's husband, a National Guard officer, fired five shots at his wife with his service weapon. The young woman had filed a complaint against him for violence a mere 48 hours before.
28 April 2022
series [{"user_id":"1473","role":"Sound Design"},{"user_id":"1487","role":"Illustration"},{"user_id":"1560","role":"Translation"},{"user_id":"1446","role":"Editing of the English Version"}] https://inkyfada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Podcast-Femmes-en-sursis-EP1-1.mp3 Femmes en Sursis, de l’emprise au féminicide | Épisode 1: #Her Name is ... - نسا في "سرسي"، من السطوة إلى قتل النساء | الحلقة 1: # إسمها... Épisode 1: #Her Name is ... - الحلقة 1: # إسمها... “Son mari ne lui a laissé aucune chance de survivre”. Le 9 mai 2021, le mari de Refka Cherni, agent de la garde nationale, a tiré cinq fois avec son arme de service sur son épouse. La jeune femme avait porté plainte contre lui pour violences 48h avant. “لم يترك لها زوجها أدنى فرصة للنجاة". يوم  9 ماي 2021، أطلق زوج رفقة الشارني وعون الحرس الوطني خمس طلقات على زوجته باستعمال مسدس عمله. قبل الجريمة بـ48 ساعة، كانت الشابة قد أودعت شكوى ضده.
Created by
Noujoud Rejbi
Sound Design
Oussema Gaidi
Illustration
Tayma Ben Ahmed
Translation
Sahar Belhadj Hassine
Editing of the English Version
Yasmine Perkins

In this episode, we follow the story of Refka's everyday life, which was marked by physical, economical and verbal violence perpetrated by her husband, through the testimonies of her brother; Karima Brini, president of the association Femme et Citoyenneté du Kef (Women and Citizenship of Kef); the lawyer in charge of the case; as well as the former head of the police unit specialised in fighting violence against women in Kef. 

After getting married in 2018, Refka was under his control. She loved him, made excuses for him and hid the violence from her family. When she lost her job during the 2020 lockdown, he no longer gave her money to survive off of. She could no longer support herself and her son. 

On May 7, 2021, she couldn't take it anymore. Having been physically abused by her husband, she decided to file a complaint. Worried about her and her son's financial stability, she went to the police station, where the officers tried to intimidate her. 

On May 8, for fear of reprisals from her husband, she dropped the complaint. On May 9, he murdered her.

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Women on borrowed time, from abuse to femicide

This series tells the story of women victims of domestic violence, some of whom have caused their death. This is the case of Refka Cherni, killed by her husband in May 2021 in Kef. In this podcast, relatives of women victims of femicide as well as women victims of violence testify to put these dramas at the heart of the public debate.

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