Stemming from the trauma from her own abuse, Sinnita decided that it would be a great idea to create a safe space on Facebook and Instagram for people to share their stories with her, which she posts on their behalf.
She did not believe me and told me that if I tell anyone that childcare will take me away. I kept silent for years.
Leen and Matt, a Belgian-South African couple in Belgium co-organised the Civil March for Aleppo, which was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In total, 4 000… Read more “Spotlight: ‘The March to Syria took over our lives’”
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A rape survivors’ support service has been developed by Health-e News. It is a USSD service and online map that provides a directory of all Thuthuzela Care… Read more “Support service developed to aid sexual assault survivors”
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One day in April 1997, a demon that had been chasing me finally caught up. It wasn’t shadowed and cloaked. Instead, it was open, smiling, and full… Read more “The demons of rape just never go away, do they?”