My first assault happened when I was barely in middle school. The experience confused me, and I didn’t know how to process it.
raped a girl when he was still a child, and it took him 20 years of introspection and counselling to realise that he was wrong. He now works for gender equality organisation Sonke Gender Justice Network.
The rape happened on an ordinary evening in 1989. Bath time was finished and my daughters were tucked into bed…
Two weeks into my second year at UCLA, I was sexually assaulted by a friend and fellow Bruin during a student government retreat.
was raped and stabbed so many times doctors could not count the wounds, had her throat slit, and was left for dead. She defied death and denied her attackers the satisfaction of destroying her life.
was abused as a child by her uncle. She later took him to court and achieved a change in South African Law, which previously said victims could not lay a charge for rape and child abuse if the crime happened more than 20 years ago. She advises anyone who has suffered abuse, especially children, to speak up.
broke the silence about the two abusive marriages she was trapped in for a total of 20 years, and realised that while you alone can do it, you cannot do it alone. She wrote a book describing her experiences, titled ‘Look me in the eye.’