Sexual exploitation stops with you.

Nayiga Faridah
Posted April 25, 2018 from Uganda

Faith is an 18year old girl that I met when I moved to Entebbe. She is a good person, disciplined, polite and knows her way around people. She lives with her dad and step-mom.

Her mother left when she was five, since then she has lived with her dad. They are not well off. They have lived in poverty as long as she can remember. One time she let me in on her life, she has been having problems with her father. Her dad has always been trying to make her have sex with him. He had gone to a traditional doctor who had told him, if he were to become rich, he needed to have sex with her daughter!! 

The father has always been pestering her. She had once gathered courage to tell her pastor, but he didn't believe her, she was just a kid, only 14years of age. By the time she told me, she was 17 years. I asked her about her stepmother, she never believed her. 

I got to talk to Faith's teacher. He helped me get her and we went to file a complaint about the father. The police got to talk to him. She was very scared, she always lived in fear of being raped by her own father. But thank God, ever since the cops talked to the father, he changed. He apologized to her daughter and now he even pays her tuition. Even though now things are not well, she no longer leaves in fear. 

If Faith had not come out to talk, she would have had a rough life. So girls out there, be like Faith, speak out if you are going through the same experience. Be brave, fight for your lives. 

 

 

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Jill Langhus
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018

Hi Nayiga. Wow. That's a new one:-( Poor Faith. I didn't see that turn around. Well, I'm glad to hear her story has a happy ending to it:)

Thanks for sharing your story about Faith as well as your words of wisdom to live by.

Nayiga Faridah
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018

Thanks dear, who will help fellow women out there if not women.
Would love to get to know you more ladies.

Jill Langhus
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018

Hi Nayiga. True, but men can be great advocates of girls and women as well. Some of them might just need some help in the right direction:-)

Would you like to know more women in your area or women that have the same interests as you? You can look on this page and search for both; country and interests: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/my-pulse/community. Phionah, for example, is passionate about human rights: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/phionah2. Anita is also fab for human rights: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/anita-muhanguzi.

You can also post on the "Resources" page if you are looking for specific resources, such as a collaboration, mentorship, funding, etc.: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/my-pulse/resources

FYI, you might want to remove your phone number from your post, though, as World Pulse is a public forum... anyone has access to it.

Nayiga Faridah
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018

Yes dear, men also do a great work am 100% on that. Thanks so much

Jill Langhus
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 26, 2018

You're welcome:) Hope you have a great day!