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Sexual Abuse for Girls & Women

In Africa, sexual abuse is done almost every day to women and girls. The problem is, most cases they go unreported to the police as the abuser is likely to be a close relative or friend. In other situation where by a man rapes a stepdaughter, the woman cannot even want to her her own daughter complain with the fear that she might be chased from home & she doesn't have where to go, she can manage to care of herself, she is so dependant on her husband also the mother and the family of the man cannot allow to report the matter for emberassing the husband and the entire family that he is a rapist. Keeping quite is not solving the problem. The woman herself even if she does not tell anybody but she cannot forget it herself, worse the girl who has been raped herself because as she grows the more she thinks about what happened to her. Girls, Mothers ment to be leaders of the world let us protect our rights.

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Hellen's picture

Thanks to World Pulse

Thanks so much to WorldPulse since i visited this website yesterday it has been very interesting i want to thank all the people responsible for this website

Hellen Muloli

jrtorontoca's picture

Thanks for posting!

First, thanks for posting! I really appreciate your perspective on the issue of sexual assault on women.

This is a really big question, so don't think you have to answer it all but... what do you think should be done to stop sexual abuse for girls and women in Africa? What programs, services or other tools should be in place?

jreytor

Hellen's picture

Empower Women & Girls

Training women in various life saving skills can be the best thing to do beacuse women can learn to be dependant on themsleves. Women fear to report abuse matters because sometimes abusers are bread winners in the family.

Hellen Muloli

Dando's picture

Hi sisy

thanks for your post. I agree with you, women/girls keep the sexual abuse to themselves, coz the people who abuse them in most cases are close kin. There is need to continue raisig our voices on this topic.

thanks and continue enlighten us with such issues.

with love
dando

Hellen's picture

How r you!!

You i forgot my password so i havent been here for sometime now. R you participating the voice of the future training?

Hellen Muloli

In April, 2010, a dark cloud hovered over Zambia as people from all walks of life gathered in the capital city of Zambia to participate in the constitution making process through the National Constitution Commission (NCC) that has been sitting since 2007 threw out the inclusion of the right to water and sanitation in the constitution. The argument was that if the inclusion was done, everyone would pressure government and such cases will be full in the courts of law.

In Zambia, more than 85% of the population live below the poverty datum line and hardly make an equivalent of a dollar per day. These are people who, having access to water and sanitation is a dream and whose relations fill half of the hospital beds as a result of water borne and sanitation-related diseases. These are the people that government wanted to deny the rights through the constitution.
Pressure was mounted on government to consider health as a right and today, there has been a U-turn and the rights to water and sanitation are being included.

Successes
The successes of the move lie in the fact that the government had to succumb to the calls to include the right to water and sanitation.

Every year we have floods in Zambia during rain season which starts end November to end of march, during this period a lot of things in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene hapens e.g sickness homeless ness children stoppin school sor some time until the flood have been taken care of, but that means children will stop school for over amonth.

Hellen Muloli

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