From 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day) a 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign allows people to capture the challenges women face through active campaigning and events.
In support of the campaign, the African Democratic Institute (ADI) will run a photo series of everyday women depicting various forms of sexual and gender-based violence inflicted against women and children, in order to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on methods of combating them.
Rape is sex you don’t agree to, including forcing a body part or object into your vagina, rectum (bottom), or mouth. Date rape is when you are raped by someone you know, like a boyfriend. Both are crimes. Rape is not about sex — it is an act of power by the rapist and it is always wrong.
A case that gripped the world is that of Rebecca Masika Katsuva, during the second Congo war attackers killed her husband and raped her and her 2 daughters. Her 2 daughters fell pregnant and were disowned by her husbands family. In 2009 Katsuya was raped again by former insurgents because she had accused them of assaulting women. For more on Katsuya’s story please click: