The Documentary

BBC World Service

News & Politics, Society & Culture, History

Chart Positions

History 11
Society & Culture 59

The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.


Open Eye: Crying Meri

July 26th, 2014

Episode 713 of 1501 episodes

***WARNING: This programme includes graphic descriptions of sexual violence*** 'A humanitarian crisis', that's how the medical charity Medicins Sans Frontiers describes the levels of violence against women they are dealing with in Papua New Guinea - levels they usually only witness in war-zones. Russian photojournalist Vlad Sokhin reports on the untold stories of women subjected to the most extreme violence perpetrated anywhere on earth, including the brutal torture of women accused of witchcraft.

Featured Podcast