At H4AB, It's all about Hope: Hope for Children Victims of Rape: The case of Fortune RIP
Hope for Children victims of sexual abuse because this is the worst form of childhood abuse we can ever imagine (26.02.19)
Fortune: Just 10 years old but her life was hanging on the drip. Viciously raped over and over by her aunt's husband. She rested in the Lord yesterday 25.02.19 at around 2 pm. May she rest in but may her rapist know no peace.
Family matter it may be said, but the law is clear. This innocent child had been raped for 2 years consistently and viciously by one who was supposed to be her guardian.
Some legal colleagues and my humble self had been brainstorming how to take up the case pro bono. We had tried to make contact with her family and finally got to visit them in the hospital last week.
It was but normal that the first visit just be a familiarisation one, while we bring up the need to prosecute in our next visit. A visit which sadly wouldn't take place.
Please all, let's just say no once and for all to any suppression of information; and victimisation of victims all over again.
We parents and guardians can't afford to continue pretending it's 'family matter' and not good to expose perpetrators.
Imagine how much physical and psychological damage such attitudes cost the victims all the way into adulthood. Adverse childhood experiences is for real, and Fortune's spirit is silently crying for Justice from the grave. The law in our country on Rape also leaves so much to be desired.
Kindly help us draw public outrage and intervention by the Ministers of Justice and Social Affairs by signing and sharing our petition. We really appreciate: http://chng.it/Gn4F7bNH