Posted by in News on September 9, 2015

Only Rape Survivors Can Truly Understand What Other Victims Have Gone Through

Kenya: A compelling story of a rape survivor and how she turned this experience to help Kenyan women. She spent years entangled in a complex fight to get her case recorded and properly addressed so she knows how important it is that survivors have help.

The reporting of sexual gender-based violence in Kenya is still very low. For example, in 2014 the International Center for Transitional Justice reported very high incidences of rape and sexual violence in the 2007-2008 post-election violence that swept across Kenya. The worst cases happened in Nairobi’s Kibera and Mathare slums, where hundreds of women suffered horrific violence, yet only 31 survivors were willing to talk about the experience with the official Commission set up to hear evidence. The Commission heard these women feared retaliation, feared the police and didn’t believe anything would be done. So using mobile technology provides a friendly, discreet and dignified way forward.

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Source: Huffington Post



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