Rights Radio Report #5: Making rape history

Teshie Dr. Wiafe 2In an Accra, Ghana fishing village known as Teshie, a local doctor has waged a public campaign to shame village men from raping young girls. The high incidence of reported rapes last year in Teshie gave Dr. Leticia Wiafe reason to believe many more were going unreported in the community. Health officials, under Dr. Wiafe’s directive, have reached out to local families, educating these young women how to fight for their rights.

Following the story of the 23-year-old Indian girl who was brutally gang raped and murdered by men on a public bus in Delhi, this story shows the international importance of how responses are needed at the community level to combat rape by men often known to the victim’s family.

Adam Bemma is a journalist, humanitarian, and media consultant based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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One comment on “Rights Radio Report #5: Making rape history
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