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It's after 9 o'clock in the evening, and Mira is considering sharing a secret she's kept hidden for years.The campaign certainly got people talking: By Monday evening, a week after it was posted, it had 1.7 million views and had been shared more than 10,000 times.For Mira, while the fear of such reactions had been one of the primary reasons for keeping her silence, it was also one of two things that finally drove her to speak up.The other was a moment in the video when someone implies that the victim may have been in a consensual relationship with her abuser.It was not the first time Mira had been a victim of sexual abuse.Mira's most recent abusive relationship made her existing mental health problems even worse.Nevertheless, a 2017 report produced for the U.N. program "Men and Women for Gender Equality" found that in Lebanon, 31 percent of women reported having experienced violence with an intimate partner, while 24 percent of men reported perpetrating such acts.While supportive and shocked at the abuse Mira had suffered, her mother begged her to delete the story in case it impacted the family, which Mira grudgingly did.
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