I KNOW THE RAPISTS PART 2

Ibrahim S Bangura
Posted November 11, 2020 from Sierra Leone
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Hello all, this is 'I KNOW THE RAPISTS PART 2'  my team #FutureLeadersInititaiveSL is still on the fight against rape and sexual violence against women, girls  and children. I and my team are working on a six months community anti rape campaign titled 'REPORT TO STOP RAPE'[ Repot Fo Tape Rape in Krio]

The aim of the campaign is 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 gets immediate help and on-going support for survivors, 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, we are saying a big NO to this.  We have ended the first phase which is community schools awareness raising, remaining of two phases, Parents2Parents, Children2Children workshop and Talk To Your Child [ Tok to Yu Pikin in Krio] Radio and TV program. My team and I want to do more but we do not have financial support. Please WorldPulse family, this is our fight, I am kindly asking for your little support, for a relatively small amount of money the message REPORT TO STOP RAPE (Repot Fo Tap Rape) can be spread to rural communities across Sierra Leone so that survivors can access the support, medical services and legal action they desperately need.

Here is the link to our fundraising page https://gf.me/u/ykjum8

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Jill Langhus
Nov 13
Nov 13

Hi Ibrahim,

Thanks for sharing your campaign and great work. How many communities, and girls are impacted by your campaign so far? Please keep us posted on your campaign, and let us know how it goes.

Ibrahim S Bangura
Nov 13
Nov 13

Greetings Jill, long time, I hope you are doing well. This is the first phase of the campaign and in this community 'Hill Top' there are 55 schools both secondary, primary, and preschools according to my findings. The first phase impacted 12 schools and 400+ school pupils. We aimed at reaching out to all the schools in this community through our next two phases if we get support but at the moment the team is trying its best. Next year February in the second week, team #FutureleadersInitiativesl would be hosting a community debate, spelling, and quiz competition. We are going to target 12 schools.

Jill Langhus
Nov 14
Nov 14

Hello there,

Yes, I'm doing well, thanks. How are you?

Oh, wow! That's a big reach, then. Great job! This is a hard topic to handle, so I'm glad you're tackling it and spreading more awareness on the challenge, as well as empowering these girls, women and children, too, so they're more aware of their options and hopefully more confident to pursue them, too, should they need to. Thanks again.

I hope you and your family are safe and well.

Ibrahim S Bangura
Nov 14
Nov 14

I am pretty good! Yes, my team is working hard to spread hope to the kids and make them bold to stand up and speak against what is not right. More updates coming...

Jill Langhus
Nov 14
Nov 14

Good to hear. Yes, it sounds like it. I'm impressed:-)

Looking forward to it. Take care.