US Highlights Plight of Female Political Prisoners Around World

September 16, 2015 07:57 PM
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Twenty years ago in Beijing, women leaders met to lay out a road map for advancing gender equality and empowering women. The U.S. government is marking the anniversary this month by highlighting the cases of 20 female political prisoners from 13 countries in a social media campaign called "Free the 20." VOA's Margaret Besheer reports.