Yet again, news has reached us that a 10 year old did not survive rape from an “Uncle”. Continue reading “Rape, again”
I received this on WhatsApp and thought it wise to share.
“Just last term, a school staff noticed a girl of about age 9 entering the visitor’s toilet in the school after school hours. Shortly afterwards, her driver went in with her. Continue reading “April Is Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month”
Rape is evil, full stop. To my mind, there is no way to justify it, normalize it, or make it less repugnant. I believe you all agree. The last rape story I heard so heart-breaking. To this day, I wonder how I could empathize with such a degree of pain and carry on. It was about a girl who was raped by her own brothers. She was having her bath when Continue reading “THE RAPIST’S PHILOSOPHY: Will Rape Ever End”
So true forgiveness is for ourselves and not for the person who hurt us.
After my rape incident last year, I was having a talk with someone the next day about how I had forgiven the boys and had decided to run a campaign called #DemystifyAbuse , Continue reading “forgiveness: a free gift”
Everyday, while we feign ignorance at the rate of abuse that goes in the society, we are hit with tales of various victims.
Fathers are abusing their children, Brothers, Sisters, neighbours are not left out. Yet we try to justify rape and sexual abuse/molestation. A couple of days ago, social media knew no peace as shameless men and women tried so freaking hard to justify an act of sexual molestation.
Yet, we cry foul when the disease hits home, till it hits someone related to you. I sincerely pray it doesn’t, you may never recover from it.
HERE is yet another tale from a survivor.
Continue reading “Survivor Corners -2”
Today, 8th of March is declared International Women’s Day. Women all over the world are celebrated for being women.
While I believe women should be celebrated every day for being who they are women, I still take out this time to celebrate all those women who at one point of their lives or the other have been exceptional in their living.
I raise a toast to every wife. Every mother. Every daughter. Every female.
I raise a toast to CEO’s. Entrepreneurs. Teachers. Doctors. Nurses. Writers. Photographers. House wives. Politicians. And women from every walks of life.
I am celebrating the women in all the continents; Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Asia and Antarctica.
I am celebrating women who labour day and night to ensure their families are well fed, clothed and well take care of.
I am celebrating every woman who has at one time or the other taken in the pain of the world and prayed for the world.
I celebrate every women who has suffered one form of abuse or the other, who did not let their painful ordeal put a stop to their awesomeness and to their uniqueness.
I am celebrating every women who in spite of all that is happening, have chosen to rise above it all and just live.
I celebrate every woman today and EVERY MAN WHO AT ONE TIME OR THE OTHER HAVE BEEN SADDLED WITH THE ROLE OF MOTHERHOOD.
Happy International Women’s Day.
Medecins Sans Frontieres also known as Doctors Without Borders is one of our major partners.
When we held our first campaign READ HERE Dr. Nwakaji who saw the campaign on facebook contacted them on my behalf and explained what we were about to do and on the day of the event, before the event started, they were already on ground while we were still setting up.
They left me and my team speechless and we were grateful they showed up. Ever since they have made themselves available for every campaign we had.
*They offer free and confidential counseling.
*They also provide free treatment within the first 72 hours of the incident.
*They also treat sexually transmitted diseases and also give HIV preventive drugs.
They ALSO share one gospel, THERE IS LIFE AFTER RAPE.