Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

AN ORPHAN TEENAGE GIRL WITH DISABILITY RAPED!!!

ORPHANED TEENAGED GIRL WITH DISABILITY - WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW

This girl is deaf and a total orphan both parents died in the city and were only taken back home for burial in the village. Just after the death of her last parent, her mother she was now left alone in the village. Someone raped her and made her pregnant. I was informed and went to her village, which is quiet far from the city. The poor girl is now all alone and not able to communicate well. I offered very little support and instead informed the authority and the nearest paralegal for follow-up. Her story pains my heart but I am not able to travel to that place more often due to financial constraint. The place is so remote and communicating with her is also a challenge thanks for the mobile phone her news has gone round, but the culprit is still at large. I plan to make a follow-up this time with a translator although transport may be a challenge.

The other problem I established was that both parents were living in the city did not frequent home even after the death of their parents and so did not follow the land issue. The deceased land had been grabbed and not even a mention for the deaf girl potion. How I wish I had a place to take her with me, my comfort was that since the issue had been so much highlighted on radio, the area chief was going to be in charge somehow. It is my desire that I get a rescue/safe home for x-prison convicts and people like this deaf girl in future. She is only 15 years old and where her future even with her condition as a person with disability. Who is taking care of her now? what about basic needs, clinic among others.

What I like about technology is that through the internet, I can share information with others who may not be connected at the time. I do just download relevant documents/information save and later share with different groups. Using the phone I was informed about the deaf girl. Although we still cannot afford to pay for internet hosting and domain. We can still take talking pictures which we share with others for action. I went to the above mentioned place took a picture of the girl and details and took to the local authority who promised to follow-up her case. I showed her pictures of a pregnant women and food that she needed to eat. She was very exited to see pictures in the laptop. I believe it created some impact in her life especially on her condition just to have a little joy and something different.

This acted as an eye opener to many, girls with disability had been forgotten in many ways. I am now going to raise this issue further. Through internet her case can be forwarded to many as a case study. I believe something positive as far as case is concern shall be observed in future.

Nyapaul

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »

Downloads

Comments

busayo's picture

Yes! power of Internet

Thank you for helping that poor girl in the little way you can. The power of internet is now giving you the opportunity to the voice of the voiceless girl, people will get to know her problem and probably somebody that could help will come along. Thank you for sharing the story

warmest
Busayo Obisakin

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Nyapaul's picture

Thank you Busayo good to hear

Thank you Busayo good to hear from you. I do appreciate the unity in supporting the young girls and women empowerment in general

Nyapaul

Nyapaul

Hello Nyapaul

Thank you for sharing this story and for your help to this little girl. Little by little her voice through your voice is going to be heard, and this is the power of the internet. Our voices have not frontiers anymore! We need people like you, people who are concerned by others, people who wants to make a better world by helping to the most vulnerable of our society. Do not give up! Keep sharing!

Peace,

Sabapetit

Sabapetit

Nyapaul's picture

Thank you sister that is very

Thank you sister that is very encouraging.

Nyapaul

Bheki's picture

Orphan vulnerability

Dear Nyapaul,

I am so impressed by the ways that you are using the technology that is available to you for the benefit of those who are vulnerable. I just returned from 5 years in South Africa and witnessed many stories of orphaned children being exploited and abused. It breaks my heart over and over again to witness this when in fact, these children need to be embraced by the community and looked after very carefully. I hope that through your efforts to make the local authorities aware of her plight, someone will come forward and assist her in finding a safe place to live.

Thank you for the selfless, heartfelt work you are doing. May you be blessed with the resources you need to further expand your mission of love.

Bheki

Nyapaul's picture

OVC and disable girls

Dear Bheki,

Many thanks for your kind words and encouragement. Yes this is why I think we should go digital in all dimension, so that even people with disability cases are highlighted oftenly and even themselves would know where to report such cases just using the internet.

Thank you too for the work you are doing. I was in South Africa and realize rape for teenage girls in some towns rampant. Hope it get controlled.

Thank you and blessings.

Nyapaul

Nyapaul

SanPatagonia's picture

Thank you!

Thank you so much for sharing this story and giving this girl a voice to be heard around the world. I feel inspired by your commitment, that show us we can make the difference with little o no means at all. Your will is an example of strength. For her and for us, you're the living proof she hasn't and won't be forgotten.

Blessings!

Sandra

@SanPatagonia
Be a voice, tell a story, start the fire. | Sé una voz, cuenta una historia, enciende el fuego.

Nyapaul's picture

Thank you

Dear Sandra thank you very much for those very encouraging words. I do it with a passion.

Nyapaul

Nyapaul

travelpoet's picture

Thank you!

Bless you for your heart, your persistence, and your caring for this girl and others like her. Your empathy shines through strongly. Please keep us posted and let us know if and when you receive good news about help for this girl. The concept of her being able to claim land that should rightfully belong to her may start to turn things around.

May you continue to be encouraged in your own life so that you can continue to be a blessing to others!

All best wishes from an American sister,
Kristie

Nyapaul's picture

Thank you

Oh my sister how wonderful to know that your heart also pleads for the vulnerable girls in our society. I must say I am encouraged. Logistic for follow-up is a problem for me since I just volunteer but I trust God will provide someday. I do it with a passion to make a difference in their lives.

God bless you sister

Nyapaul

Nyapaul

Pushpa Achanta's picture

Stirring story

Dear sister,

Touched by your writing and support to the girl. Hope her situation improves. I empathize with your challenges and am sure you'll overcome them.

Continue inspiring us with your work, dear brave lady.

Warmly,
Pushpa

Nyapaul's picture

Thank you

Thank you so much. The world is so cruel sometimes. Feel like blaming God but realize that the challenges we go through prepares us to the next level ministry. May you be strengthened my sister.

blessings

Nyapaul

Nyapaul

Dear Nyapul

It is hard to work against injustice but if we do not risk in doing it, who else? Little by little, we can make a difference in this world full of cruelty. I encourage you to keep working for the welfare of women. They need you, You need it because is your passion in life.

Peace,

Sara B.

Sabapetit

sabapetit's picture

How is she?

Dear Nyapul,

How are things doing regarding your efforts to help that little girl? Are there more people in your community interested in helping others like her? I encourage you not to give up, please.

Peace,
Sabapetit

Sabapetit

Nyapaul's picture

Thank you

Thank you for asking the last time I followed her case I was told she left with a relative. This was on phone I am yet to establish so many things personally. This I will do asap when doing follow-up.

Thanks

Nyapaul

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

DRC: A Dream Come True

DRC: A Dream Come True

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

The Women of World Pulse LIVE: Meet Jampa

The Women of World Pulse LIVE: Meet Jampa

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative