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Countries Around The World Move To Repeal 'Marry Your Rapist' Laws

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Purna Sen, policy director for UN Women, about how some countries are moving to repeal laws that allow rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims.

Many countries are moving to repeal long-established laws that allow rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.

A handful of places have recently repealed these laws, including Tunisia, Morocco and, just last week, Jordan.

But these laws are still on the books

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