On PRI’s The World, anchor Katy Clark interviews CIR correspondent Anna Badkhen about her reporting on increasing violence against Iraqi women. This spring, Badkhen and photojournalist Mimi Chakarova traveled to Baghdad to report on underground shelters where war widows and women who have been raped live in hiding, estranged from their families. Badkhen recently published an article, “Baghdad Underground,” for Ms. Magazine‘s Winter 2009 issue.

+ Listen to the interview online.

+ Watch the FRONTLINE/World video that resulted from their reporting trip: “Iraq: Living in Hiding.”

+ Watch CIR’s Skype interview with Badkhen and Chakarova, recorded from their hotel room in Baghdad, part of CIR’s “The Investigators” web series:

Support for Badkhen’s reporting was provided in part by CIR’s .

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