Dr. Robin is in New Orleans for V to the Tenth, an event marking the 10-year anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women. Dr. Robin talks to Yanar Mohammed, director of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, an organization fighting to stop atrocities against women.
Yanar talks with Dr. Robin about her efforts in defending women's rights in Iraq. Yanar says she learned about sexual violence at an early age from her grandmother, who shared stories with Yanar about how she was raped at age 14. The stories she heard made Yanar realize she wanted to do something to help stop this from happening to other Iraqi women. "You are able to heal and realize that you are an Iraqi woman that wants to do something for Iraqi women," she says. "I wanted to tell people they do not have to submit to killing and to rape."