The private dance video that went viral
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The private dance video that went viral

An 18-year-old Egyptian woman, Ghadeer Ahmed, sent a video of herself dancing in a short dress to her then boyfriend in 2009. After they broke up, three years later, he posted it on YouTube. But when critics started to shame her on social media, by linking to the video, Ghadeer bravely reposted it her own Facebook page and told the world she was proud.

Read Ghadeer's full story here.

This story is part of the BBC's Shame series, which examines a disturbing new phenomenon - the use of private or sexually explicit images to blackmail and shame young people, mainly girls and women, in some of the world's most conservatives societies. Explore all the stories and join the conversation here.

  • 26 Oct 2016
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