moi j'ai une petite Sœur qui a 18ans. Il y a deux ans qu'elle était violé par un homme de 45 ans et cet homme à 2 femmes. A cette époque elle avait 16ans. Ma petite Sœur souffre jusqu’au aujourd’hui car la société ne veux d'elle à cause de ça. Mon grand frère l'avait chassé à la maison car notre Papa a les problèmes mentaux

English translation by ngalula

I have a little sister, she is 18 years old. Two years ago she was raped by a 45-year-old man who has two wives. Back then she was 16 years old. My little sister is still suffering because of what happened, since the society doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. My brother threw her out of the house because my father has mental problems.

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I have a little sister, she is 18 years old. Two years ago she was raped by a 45-year-old man who has two wives. Back then she was 16 years old. My little sister is still suffering because of what happened, since the society doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. My brother threw her out of the house because my father has mental problems.

Dear Faida,

Thank you for sharing the atrocity which has happened to your sister and family. By speaking out against rape and violence, you are taking a stand and creating awareness internationally for the injustices faced by your sister and all women affected by violence, by stigmatism, by trama, and lack of support.

What is needed in your community to support your sister and other girls and women affected by violence, and what is needed to prevent others from attacks? What is your vision for achieving a society where women like your sister can live fulfilling, supported lives, and where girls do not live in constant fear? What would that future look like?

In deep solidarity and gratitude, Jade

Google translation:

Cher Faida,

Merci pour le partage de l'atrocité qui est arrivé à ta soeur et sa famille. En dénonçant le viol et la violence, vous prenez position et la sensibilisation au niveau international pour les injustices subies par votre sœur et toutes les femmes touchées par la violence, par la stigmatisation, par trama, et le manque de soutien.

Ce qui est nécessaire dans votre collectivité pour soutenir votre soeur et d'autres filles et les femmes touchées par la violence, et ce qui est nécessaire pour empêcher que d'autres attaques? Quelle est votre vision pour créer une société où les femmes comme ta sœur puisse vivre une vie répondant pris en charge, et où les filles ne vivent pas dans la crainte constante? Qu'est-ce que cela ressemble l'avenir?

En signe de solidarité et gratitude, Jade

Thank you for sharing your story. Look for women around you that will support you and love you. This is the only way we as women will survive is if we have other women around us all the time.

Love

Cece

We are blessed to have many Sisters!

Cece

Dear Kabene,

I'm so sorry and saddened to read about what has happened to your sister. This is a terrible situation, and I'm sure that it affects you and your sister on a daily basis. I agree with all that has been said, finding comfort with those that will support you and understand can help to alleviate some of the burden. Thank goodness your sister has you as someone to lean on. Support starts in the family, and I truly believe that if you are there for your sister and she is there for you, it will help heal you both. Reaching out to your extended World Pulse family is also a great way to share your feelings. These types of experiences are so unnecessary but continue to happen. I don't know how, but I encourage you to find a way to become a voice of change in your country for young girls just like your sister. We are all here to support you.

Sincerely, Kiran

Sai Kiran Gopie Hon. BSc, MBA www.socialgood2pt0.ca http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/sai-kiran-gopie/5/543/2a

Twitter: @SaiKiranGopie

Dear Kabene,

How terribly cruel! Thank you for sharing your sister's experience with rape; your story is so personal and immediate it speaks with a power that reaches us across the globe. My heart weeps for your sister and for the deep sadness you must also experience. Keep writing and publishing, that is the beginning of the change we need for girls and women.

With the highest regards,

Monica Lehner

Dear Kabene, I'm saddened to hear about your sister's experience with such unexplainable abuse. I hope that you are able to comfort your sister with presence and voice, which it sounds like you are doing already. Keep writing and sharing, your words can bring change, especially for your dear sister. Much love, Heidi