Maryam’s voice trembles as she tells what happened when her husband attacked her in public.”People’s reaction was like it was normal to see a man beating his wife. There’s no law, there are no safe houses, and even the police can’t do much. Some families also act like they’re so modern and they say, ‘Oh it’s a private matter’.” Her story is a rarely heard one in her home country of Iran, but since the creation of a new podcast, many more women like her are coming forward to share unflinching accounts of their experience of domestic violence.They have been encouraged by Maryam (not her real name) to use the medium as a platform to break their silence, challenging traditional societal taboos.”Become Scheherazade,” Maryam tells them – an allusion to the mythical Persian Queen who prevented her own death through her gift for storytelling, one of the main protagonists in the epic The One Thousand and One Nights. But these stories are a world away from the trappings of ancient folklore, and rooted in a society that largely encourages women to keep quiet.’A family matter’Maryam, 34, met her husband at university where she studied child psychology.She defied her parents in… Read full this story
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