The Survivor

"That's all, I couldn't live with him anymore. I told myself that if he behaved like that with me now, tomorrow he could kill me for sure", Amira was the victim of domestic violence for 16 years. She managed to escape with her children and decided to tell us her story.
28 April 2022
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Created by
Noujoud Rejbi
Editorial Support
Rym Amami
Mixing - Sound Design - Music
Oussema Gaidi
Tayma Ben Ahmed
Sahar Beljadj Hassine
Editing of the English Version
Yasmine Perkins

In this episode, we follow the story of Amira, who was a victim of domestic violence for 16 years, based on her own testimony, as well as those of psychologist Sondes Garbouj and lawyer Safouane Jouili.

At the beginning of her marriage, her husband abused her sexually, verbally, psychologically and economically. One day, when she returned home, she found him intimidating and frightening their three children, and she got angry.

That was "when my voice was raised", she explains. When she decided to go and file a complaint, he restrained her and hit her, which marked the beginning of the physical violence. She managed to fight back and get out, with her children, to file the complaint. But this was only the beginning of a long and difficult journey. 

In total, Amira filed 10 complaints against her husband. To date, none of them have been investigated. Today, she no longer lives with him and is trying to rebuild her life as best she can. 

*The victim's voice has been changed in order to respect anonymity. 

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