Rome, Italy, Jun 5, 2018 / 23:52 pm
A new ad in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine has given the global #MeToo movement another dimension, shining a spotlight on women who have suffered persecution, rape and violence due to their faith.
Three of these women – Rebecca Bitrus, a Christian woman from Nigeria; Dalal, a Yazidi woman from Iraq, and Sr. Meena, a nun from India – are featured in the ad, sharing just a glimpse of horrors they have endured.
"They raped me, they kept me as a prisoner for two years, they killed one of my sons and they sold me as a slave." These are the words of Rebecca, who in the ad holds a sign bearing the famous #MeToo hashtag.
"At 17 years old I was kidnapped and sold as a sexual slave to nine different men in nine months. ISIS still has my mother and my sister as prisoners." This is what happened to 21-year-old Dalal, who is pictured holding a sign that says #NotJustYou.