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I still can't get over a 20 year old girl who was gang raped by 10men in one of our villages last week. What really makes me want to break and burst into pieces is that the innocent girl was going for prayers and that is when fate befell her.

I really have a thousand dollar questions in my mind on what is going on in the world with SOME men. Honestly, where in the world do they get the guts to rape an innocent person. Do they even have hearts, do they think, do they have families??? So many questions.
Am so bereaved and at this point I bring it to your attention, may be you can help friends, how can we join efforts to see to it that such ridiculous acts come to an end?? Which type of lessons should we teach some men on this planet earth that can make them think hard and honestly how can we learn to forgive them.

Am writing all this because it has ever happened to one of my sisters and am still angry at whoever did it to her, so how then can I bring myself to face that challenge of that young gal who was raped by 10 men at once??

The story was run in one of our local news papers but we need to put such crimes to an end. I don't know why rape cases are now on a rise. What do some men really want from people's kids, I can't even imagine or even think how more than 5 people can rape JUST ONE GIRL, so what happens? do they stand there in a queue and wait for one to finish then the story goes on???
Men who are out there, please join efforts with the ladies, may be you can too help us put such heart breaking acts to an end because imagine such an act being done on one of your own kids, sister, mother, niece or aunt.

How can we help such victims?? I looked at her mom and truly she was speechless!!


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Dear Jayan,

I invite you to raise your voice with the PulseWire community by writing a letter to UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet outlining your recommendation for how this new UN agency can truly affect change on the ground to promote gender equality and uphold the rights and needs of women both on a local and global scale. What should their priorities be? What are the real issues you and women in your community face on the ground? What is your hope for what UN Women can accomplish in the coming years?

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Thank you for the link Jade.

Thank you for the link Jade. I tried to use the UNTake Action page but it shows up as "Page not found".

I am glad they have programs that teach men and boys to be "change agents to end violence against women and girls. We need more men to take the initiative since women are not always respected.

Leah Oviedo, Self Defense Instructor, Author ,and Artist. Learn about my work here:

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My condolences

It is disgusting.

It does not seem that anything we have done is working, but I think that at least where I live the popular opinion has changed from it being the woman's fault to the rapists being wrong. Leaders in your community need to denounce rapists and live by those actions. All those men should spend years in prison and the woman should be offered free counseling to heal.

I like programs that teach men how to be respectful to woman. Apparently we need a billion more programs so that every person on the planet can learn that rape is wrong and that when men are in groups they should stop each other from such violent perverted crimes against people. It is a shame that not one of those men stopped the others from doing it, but instead all joined together to hurt another.

Leah Oviedo, Self Defense Instructor, Author ,and Artist. Learn about my work here:

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