Save out of Experience, Speak out

Moh
Posted November 21, 2019 from Cameroon
Unesco Peace Ambassador
I Advocate From My Experience

Hello sisters

I am happy for this moment that I can share my story and reason why I weep whenever I read or meet Children that have been sexually abused. As a child I experienced sexual violence from three different men. I was just 3 years old, living with my stepmom whom I was so afraid of. My Dad was always out for work sometimes for over a month before returning home. Our neighbors son who was about 14 years will always invite to join him in the bathroom where he will insert his fingers into my vagina. I was so ignorant that time and didn't understand anything. Then we moved from that area to a new site. I was 6years and one of neighbors of about 30years who was even married will call me out at night in the backyard and ask me to touch his penis while he raped me with his finger. It happened several time and It was so painful. I couldn't explain to my stepmom out of fear she will beat me. When my father finished building our own house we moved in and we also had tenants both male and female. The male tenant was so close to everyone at home and my parents trusted him but whenever my parents went out, he will call me into his room and start squeezing my breast and sending his tongue in my mouth and more. I started having that feeling that it was something wrong when he will buy me sweets and biscuits and warn me not to tell anyone about it. Sometimes when the pain was too much I will pretend to walk well around the house so that no one will understand.

Dear sisters, mothers and Parents love every child like your own so that when they experience a situation like mine, it will easier for them to speak out. My Dad was a Police man that time and if I had explained all these to him, the perpetuators would have been brought to book. Two of these men that did that me are alive and free just because I was afraid to speak out

 Let's educate our children about sexual abuse and harasement and my advice for this fight against GBV is that we focus more on educating the perpetuators(men and boys)

This story was submitted in response to #IStandWithHer.

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Moh
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

We must fight out every aspect of sex abuse in our society. It's rampant especially with the Girl child
#istandwithher

Tarke Edith
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

Hi Moh
Thanks for sharing the special story with us .stay save sister .

otahelp
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

Moh you must suffered so much. Seriously the silence must be broken. We must continue to teach our children to break the silence and how to protect themselves from those lecherous and randy fools(men)

Lisbeth
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

Hi moh,
How disgusting this stupid men are. I feel like nuseating after reading your story.
How can they be this dehumanizing. I am so sorry you have to experience this.
We're they caught? Did you tell your dad about it?

I wish they got the punishment they deserve. Take care of yourself and have a great day.
Regards

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Hello, Moh,

I'm sorry that these men defiled your innocence. Do you feel anger towards them? Because that's how I feel while reading your story. An experience that what you had is hard to bring out into the open, so I applaud your bravery to share your truth.

I hope you can speak out and tell your father what happen to you because we don't know if these men are still exploiting other girls at this moment.

Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend.

Ekitah
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Hello my dear!
Your story is so sad, you are not alone my dear. Thank you for sharing on this platform to educate others. You are wonderful today because God safe you and directed your path. Nice day.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

I am so sorry about your experience.
Sexual abuse thrive in Silence and Fear.
Thank you for sharing your story
We must all begin to talk about this issue.
Stay Strong and please follow back

Moh
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Dear beloved sisters. I have been reading all your comments about my story and I'm overwhelmed. My question is how is it possible to complain or report the perpetuators and get them punished since it happened long time ago?

lizzymark
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Wow,dear it must have been hard and still hard for you I guess.thank you for speaking up and education is key to eradicating this great evil.I salute your courage

Moh
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

Thanks sis. We need courage to educate others

Charity Birla
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

You are brave and strong woman. Raising awareness will go a long way to fight this barbaric act.

Moh
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

We need to do this together. I can't achieve it alone

Spiritedsoul
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Hugs im so sorry for what you experienced! Im so apalled and angered by their treatment of you!
Didd you tell your Dad?
Hugs.

Moh
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

I never had the chance to tell my dad but hopefully I will encourage others to do so

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 25, 2019
Nov 25, 2019

Dear Moh,
Thank you for telling your story. No wonder you had trouble speaking out. So young. And those boys and men so much older. Now your voice rings out so strongly. I hope many young girls have the chance to meet you and feel your caring love. I as agree, children should all have information about sexual abuse and am glad to see your advice that perpetrators need to be educated. This is something that could change the culture of the acceptance that abuse now has among men in society.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Moh
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

Thanks so much. I am committed to meet more children and young girls to share my experience with him