Community Anti Rape Campaign

Ibrahim S Bangura
Posted July 22, 2020 from Sierra Leone

Greetings to you all at World Plus. On behalf of my team at Future Leaders Initiative SL, I have put up a gofundme account to raise funds for our community anti-rape campaign called 'Report To Stop Rape' [Report Fo Tap Rape in Krio]. The campaign aims to encourage survivors to report rape rather than keeping silent and living with the terrible personal, psychological, and health consequences - such as post-traumatic shock syndrome, sexually-transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, shame, and stigmatisation. Reporting rape and sexual assault not only get immediate help and on-going support for survivors, but it also helps the police get justice for them and protects others in the community by stopping the perpetrators from offending again. Currently in Sierra Leone rape is dealt with mainly as a family issue: it is often unreported, hushed-up, for fear of shame and stigmatisation. In some cases, young girls are even forced to marry their rapists. I and my team need your help to promote and spread the ‘Report to Stop Rape’ message and the 116 help-line telephone number across the country, especially in rural village communities where many people have limited access to the usual channels of communication. There are three main elements to the campaign. I have designed sixteen banners that can be displayed in prominent places (such as markets) in the sixteen districts of Sierra Leone. The banner is written in Krio, the language spoken by 90 percent of Sierra Leoneans, and has clear illustrations for those who can speak but are unable to read Krio.  Please!Please! help me and my team make a change in society. Here is the gofundme fundraising page's link gf.me/u/yhqni5. You can as well share this link with your friends and family. Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

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Chi8629
Jul 23, 2020
Jul 23, 2020

Thank you for sharing .

ARREY- ECHI
Jul 23, 2020
Jul 23, 2020

Hello Ibrahim,
Welcome to World Pulse.
Thank you for the interest you are showing in curbing one of the most traumatic social challenge women especially face.

I wish you the best with the campaign. You can also check the resources section here on World Pulse. It is possible you would find something that goes with your vision.

regards.

Ibrahim S Bangura
Jul 23, 2020
Jul 23, 2020

Thank you, Ma, sure, where women are there is always greatness and success. I will have a look of the resources Ma.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jul 23, 2020
Jul 23, 2020

Hello, Ibrahim,

Anti-rape campaigns are important. I hope you get the funds you need during these trying times. Thank you for standing with women and girls.

Mariama Kallon
Jul 26, 2020
Jul 26, 2020

Thanks very much Ibrahim with this gr

Mariama Kallon
Jul 26, 2020
Jul 26, 2020

Thanks very much Ibrahim for this great step taking.
We really need to put stop rape in our community.

I stand with the Future Leaders Initiative sl.
" Report to stop rape "

Catherine De Freitas

Anti-rape campaigns are essential in sensitizing communities and by extension societies about all the issues associated with such a horrible crime. Your initiative and leadership role is admirable and certainly needed. I sincerely hope you do get the funds needed. Hope we can het an update.
Blessings
Kate

Paulina Nayra
Mar 31
Mar 31

Dear Ibrahim,
It is good that men like you are doing something to encourage rape survivors to report. This will encourage other boys and men to join your campaign and will develop confidence among girls and women knowing that they can get help from your group.
Wish you success in your fundraising campaign.
Cheers.

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
May 23
May 23

Welcome to World Pulse and thank you very much for sharing and for your initiative "Report to Stop Rape."
Sierra Leone, and indeed Africa as a whole needs more young men of your calibre.
All the best to you and your team.