A couple of weeks ago, I had to write an article on the alarming surge of gender based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. That opened my eyes to what has now been referred to as the "shadow pandemic". A lot of girls and women are trapped at home with their abusers because of the lockdown and access to sexual and reproductive health services has drastically reduced.
After reading the articles I sought for references, I was devastated. I knew that i needed to do something to help even if it was just in a little way. I believe that community plays a large role in providing support for survivors of gender based violence and helping to raise awareness to the issue.
This is why I decided to start "You Are Not Alone". It is a virtual support community for survivors of gender based violence. The goal is to provide mental support for members of the community as well as to connect them with legal or medical services if needed. I strongly believe that if we come together, we can provide mutual support to one another.
To join the community, kindly fill this form