A new DW documentary tells the stories of four women who are using social media to fight for women's rights and for peace. In Guinea, Aissata Camara's Break the Silence campaign fights to end the practice of female genital mutilation.
Many girls and women in Africa suffer from the effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), although it is banned in several countries. Doctors on the ground and in Germany provide medical and psychological help.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media can drive social change or even spark revolutions. Women around the world are using the Internet as a weapon in their struggle for equal rights.
Many West African women have experienced physical violence in their lives. Guinean women's rights activist Binta Ann says laws are not enough - governments need to follow through to help protect women.
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