The woman shot by her own husband

When Lisette Johnson told her husband their marriage was over, nothing could have prepared her for what followed. He shot her three times before turning the gun on himself. Lisette tells Matthew Bannister about her remarkable survival, and how she is using her terrible experience to help other women who are victims of domestic violence.

Also today, we meet Rafea Anad, the Jordanian mother of four, bringing light to her village in the desert.

And we launch a search for your favourite lullaby: some new mothers from Somalia who have settled in London tell us about the lullabies they sing to their babies.

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Thu 29 Nov 2012 12:05 GMT

Rafea Anad

Rafea Anad
The Jordanian woman who learnt how to build solar panels and make electric circuits, and used them to provide light in her own house and 80 others in her desert village. Picture: Rafea in the village with her husband Alian in the background Image Credit: Plus Pictures/BBC/Mona Eldaief

Fifty Women Who Made It Happen

Malala Yousafzai, Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Commemorate International Women's Day 2015 with stories from across the world

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