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Through Fatima's eyes: Jordanians take to streets against domestic violence

The blinding of Fatima, a mother of three, by her abusive husband has disgusted and outraged Jordanians because of the lack of protection available for women experiencing domestic violence.
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AMMAN — “For God’s sake spare my other eye, so that I can see and serve my children,” Fatima begged her husband after he had already gouged one of her eyes. Fatima's plea fell on deaf ears. Her husband completely blinded her with his bare hands.

Nadine Nimri, human rights correspondent for the daily Al-Ghad, reported on Fatima's horrific experience of domestic violence, which took place in Jerash, 37 miles north of Amman. Nimri recounted some of the details to Al-Monitor, noting that Fatima had tried to protect her face to prevent her husband from pushing his finger into her eye. Fatima at one point pleaded with him that if he loved his daughter, he would leave her a mother with sight in at least one eye.

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