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The Traditional Virginity Test
Across the Arab world lies a deeply ingrained and humiliating belief that a woman must keep her virginity intact until her wedding night, at which time she must demonstrate her virginity either via a degrading medical test, but most often via a bloodstain on the matrimonial bedsheets.
Regardless of her innate value as a human being or her accomplishments, a woman’s worth is tied to her hymen.

To break the silence surrounding this taboo custom, and ultimately bring an end to this dangerous and derogatory practice, M.A.L.I - Mouvement Alternatif pour les Libertés Individuelles, launched the Traditional Virginity Test campaign, which used the tools of disempowerment themselves - the bedsheets - as a powerful way to highlight this dehumanizing practice.

The Traditional Virginity Test

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