Kenya’s “rape taboo” spurs women in slums to report attacks via SMS

Kenya’s “rape taboo” spurs women in slums to report attacks via SMS

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"In Kenya, we are socialised to believe sex, sexuality and sexual violence is a private issue. People don't discuss it - it's a complete no-go zone," said Wangu Kanja, founder of the charity operating the SMS service, and also a rape survivor. "Those who do speak out about being raped are not taken seriously and can face negative reactions from their family, community and police. Most survivors have no one to turn to for help such as getting medical care or even reporting the crime." Read More...

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