Child Sexual Abuse: Today Georgi, who next???

Marie Abanga
Posted March 18, 2019 from Cameroon
Georgi and I hug before she takes her leave. She wasn't feeling suicidal again and that made me happy
Georgi agrees to take a picture before she leaves my home where the center is temporarily located (1/2)

Sexual abuse of our children and young girls in Cameroon is becoming a call for concern. It was barely a month ago that we learned of the case of 10 years old Marie Fortune who had been viciously and consistently raped by her aunt's husband, leading to her death barely 10 days after being admitted in the hospital. Last Friday 15th, we saw a picture on Facebook of a heavily pregnant 11 years old, and before we could reach out to the source to investigate and do some further advocacy, we received the following distress whatsapp chat from another victim [15/03, 12:25] Georgi: Bonjour Madame [15/03, 12:26] Georgi: J'aimerais que vous prenez le temps de lire ce document [15/03, 12:26] Georgi: J'ai besoin d'aide et je pense que vous pouvez m'aider à avancer dans ma vie [15/03, 12:27] Georgi: Mais je vous supplie de le lire jusqu'à la fin [15/03, 12:27] Georgi: C'est long je sais. Mais j'ai essayer d'être brève du mieux que je pouvais [15/03, 12:28] Georgi: J'ai eu votre contact via un site internet après une longue recherche sur le net [15/03, 12:28] Georgi: SVP ne me rejeter pas  [15/03, 12:54] .Marie A. Abanga: Salut Georgina, je vais la lire et revenir vers vous ok? Non je ne vous rejete pas.  She reached out in French and anyone who doesn't understand French can kindly google translate same. She was pleading with me to read the 4 page story she sent me, and not to reject her. She concluded by saying she desperately needed all the help she could get because she wasn't working/earning any income. I actually received her at my home(which serves as the temporal offices and center of the association Hope for the Abused and the Battered) that same evening at 5 pm, and we had a soulful hour and a half together. We need to help Georgi find safer accommodation because where she moved to is still just as taxing although no more sexual abuse. The stigma, insults and control is taking a toll on the now 23 years old Goergi. We also wish to help her to do a thorough medical check up because she still has pelvic pains and can't afford to go to the hospital. Our Founder (that is myself - a certified CBT Therapist and Psychologist), is offering free psycho-therapeutic sessions to Georgi for as long as she needs these. No donation is insignificant.  By Grace, the H4AB mental health care support center and safe halfway haven for victims like Georgi will be opened. Visit our website to know more about us, and to contact us directly to join or support our work. God bless us all. Thank you in advance as you donate and or share our campaign Georgi's story in full and in French: could be read on our facebook page right here

Follow this link to donate please: https://www.gofundme.com/MarieAH4AB

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jlanghus
Mar 18
Mar 18

Hello Dear Marie,

Thanks for sharing your sad story about poor Georgi. I'm glad to hear you're making steady progress with your center, though, and that you'll be helping Georgi to become more stable, and giving her some love, too:-) I will share your fundraiser on FB and Twitter. I hope it helps. Please keep us posted on Georgi's progress.

Marie Abanga
Mar 21
Mar 21

Deqr Jill,

Thanks as always for your encouragement. I do all I do with love, argh I could have been Georgi right? So sad what goes on in our society and our families. Yesterday I was a guest on TV to talk about families covering up such atrocities all in the name of family honour. Anyways, Georgi is picking up slowly but surely. I meet with her again today. One donation already came in which can get her to the hospital and for that I am most grateful; Thank you for sharing our campaign.
loads of love

jlanghus
Mar 22
Mar 22

Hello lovely:-)

You're very welcome. Yes, it's true, and it is very sad.

Wow! Very cool. Do you have a link to share?

Glad to hear she is doing better.

You're welcome. Hope it helps.

Hope you have a great day, and weekend.

XX

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 20
Mar 20

Dear Marie,
This is the essential work that is the backbone and the emergency response to women and girls who have been violated, that continues to form our global movement as women creating change. I know from experience that the work you are doing is not easy, and have shared your GoFundMe on facebook as well.
Here is what I have written: "For all those feminists out there who know from experience what it takes to donate time and personal home space to support women and girls who are victims of violence, meet this sister from Cameroon, consider sending some support, and sharing her GoFundMe request. This women's movement has been built and continues to be built by women like Marie".
Best wishes with your important work.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Marie Abanga
Mar 21
Mar 21

Dearest Tam,

Thank you so so much for sharing and encouraging. I am so fulfilled doing what I do, and even when the going gets tough, the tough me gets going hahahaha. Yes yes, let's keep doing our mite to leave the world a better place especially for us sisters who have been through so so much.
All the best too,
In sisterhood

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