Rape and Sexual Violence – It’s #TimeToAct

It’s time that we start paying attention to this crap instead of commenting on the celebrity or appearance of the activists working to prevent it.

Girls' Globe

Rape is not something that people in my community talk about.

If a woman is raped, she is expected to somehow deal with it on her own. People will always find a way to blame the victim, not the perpetrator. Rape is a violation of a person’s human rights, an act of violence and an act that can have serious ramifications on a person’s life. Rape is an act of sexual violence, an act that we have silenced for decades and neglected.

Rape is not a woman’s issue or a humanitarian issue. It is a global issue.

Right now, women are experiencing sexual violence in Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and in the Central African Republic. Right now, women are experiencing sexual violence every day in Nigeria. In a recent post, I highlighted how the 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped had been sold into sex slavery for as…

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