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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.
Inkyfada Podcast is the first platform entirely dedicated to original Tunisian podcasts, and was conceived by Inkyfada media in collaboration with the in-house research and development laboratory, InkyLab. Inkyfada joined the global podcast boom in 2017, when the team produced the first Tunisian audio documentary, diving deep into the belly of the El Kamour struggle taking place in the desert. Since then, Inkyfada Podcast has produced a wide variety of documentaries, investigations, and podcast series, as well as articles accompanied by music; covering a multitude of contemporary issues in order to offer an immersive and alternative podcast experience. Whilst exclusively offering audio content, the Inkyfada Podcast team upholds the same core values and principles of inkyfada.com, and is committed to producing high quality content though a dynamic and meticulous production process. In addition to the permanent team, Inkyfada podcast works closely with various journalists, artists, illustrators, musicians and other content creators in order to diversify the platform and support artistic creativity. These podcasts differ from traditional radiophonic content in that the applied production and editing process is more akin to cinematographic techniques, in addition to being web-based, downloadable and accessible on demand. Additionally, Inkyfada Podcast uniquely offers subtitles in French, Arabic and English for all audio content, the majority of which is recorded in Tunisian or in the preferred language of the speaker in question.