Women Behind Bars

Author:
IRINFILMS
Publisher:
IRINFILMS
Publication Date:
12 June 2014
Tags:
Sierra Leone, Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Twelve years after Sierra Leone's long civil war came to an end, its broken institutions and weak development indicators continue to impact on the lives of its people.

IRIN's latest film, Women Behind Bars, tries to understand why prison rates for women are soaring. It follows two paralegals, Victoria and Marvel (AKA Small Pepper) as they fight for the rights of women trapped in poverty, and a corrupt system that discriminates against them.