Infant and Maternal Mortality
Rape and Abuse
Rape and Abuse
55,000 reported cases of rape in South Africa. Some companies in South
Africa provide rape insurance. In other arts of Africa, especially Eastern
and Sub-Saharan Africa, rape is a way of life. Grandmothers, mothers,
daughters, children and even babies are subjected to the most atrocious
and emotionally traumatic and physical form of sexual violence against
agencies, society, families and even the perpetrators of these atrocious
crimes are engaged in a culture of silence and complicity. There is
little or no repercussions, the victim is left with emotional pain,
stigma, and worse a death sentence when she contacts the HIV virus from
against humanity and women are fundamentally wrong and demand that we
as a global community do something about it. . There must be vigorous
investigations, enforcement and prosecution of these criminal perpetrators.
Victims should have a rape crisis center where they can be counseled,
get medical checkup and obtain anti-retroviral drugs.
goes for domestic violence against African women. In a 2005 study by
the World Health Organization, 50% of women in Tanzania and another
71% in Ethiopia rural areas were reported beaten by their spouses .
The culture of violence and worse silence against human atrocities committed
against women in Africa must stop. Mothers and Beyond hope you join
us in being a part of the solution.