A very tragic outcome for a GBVF Victim because of a 1-day delay, not even a full day. She planned to leave her abusive relationship the Monday evening but then her partner killed her the Monday morning.
This highlights the importance to act fast and not delay as this could have been the lady. Yesterday @Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa (ACT Africa) assisted a woman to get into a Shelter, and possibly her baby’s demise had there been a delay. Once more Thank you to our Dep Chair/Spokesperson @Matthew Mensah for not delaying when he received the call for help
This highlights the importance of the availability of reputable Shelters and the support needed and as mentioned in my post yesterday, the majority are full.
It also highlights what an unhealthy abnormal society we living in if the several Shelters for victims of GBVF are full and more need to be opened.
March is International Women’s Month and it is Human Rights Month in South Africa. Sadly, none can be celebrated as it should be due to the Violation of Women and Children which is a Violation of Human Rights
We have quite a few Shelters under our wing which we work with and We implore you to support Shelters for abused women and children. For Security’s sake, I will not mention the name of the Shelter/Safe House we arranged for the young lady and her baby to be taken to yesterday. They are in need of groceries as they are running short due to the influx of victims and help them on their healing journey at no cost. Should you wish to help in this regard, please send us a DM, it will be a much-appreciated
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Police said the mother was aware of the girl’s ordeal. However, she took no action against the perpetrator, and instead, gave the girl R100 from the perpetrator to silence her, the teen was told that she was going to Gauteng to visit a family friend.
“The girl was told that the friend would buy her clothes, a cellphone, and a gold tooth. When she arrived in Johannesburg, she was introduced to some men,”…”At the house, she witnessed this man giving her relative some money…rescued by two girls who knew her from the area where she lived.
“They took her back home. When she arrived home, she was scared to inform anyone what occurred to her. She later formed courage to report the incident at Elandslagte SAPS Police station and charges of human trafficking and rape were opened for investigation”….@actafrica It is inexcusable what this mum did to her daughter. However, this smacks of the desperation of some kind for the Mum to sell her daughter for a meager R100.00.
Human Trafficking is a multibillion-dollar industry, often hovering between being 2nd or 3rd largest income earner worldwide. She could have sold her for way more but settled for a lousy R100.00.. which is a common occurrence in our experience. Those men paid the Mum R100.00 but I can lay my head on a block, they prostituted her for way more. So, this is quite common, Human Trafficking happens under our noses. Desperation leads to Vulnerability and Traffickers prey on this.
COVID-19 has plunged many into desperate vulnerable situations, unfortunately. WE ALL NEED TO HELP TO
#stoprape @actafrica is COMMITTED to doing whatever we can to end these vicious cycles by being proactive and not reactive. Should you wish to assist us please click on the link below to donatehttps://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/awarenessforchildtraffickingafricaactafricaYour support is appreciated