Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sexual Penetration on the Increase in Kenema

ierra Leone News : Sexual Penetration on the Increase in Kenema
Nov 11, 2014, 17:06


Despite medical expert advice to avoid body contact in the current Ebola fight, Humanist Watch Salone has over the past three months recorded thirty-three 33 cases of sexual penetration mostly targeting under age girls as young as thirteen years and below.

The National coordinator for Humanist Watch Salone Christopher M. Braima said as a human right based civil society organization they are highly committed towards the fight against the Ebola virus since its outbreak in May this year.

He said HUWASL is implementing Ebola response projects with support from UNDP targeting five chiefdoms in the Kailahun District.

During a press briefing held recently at their office in Kenema the National coordinator said though they are fighting disease in these communities the records in their possession show an increase in sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) incidents more especially  the issue of sexual penetration. He reported that from July to date over thirty cases of sexual penetration as compared to reports received before the Ebola crisis, highlighting a significant increase.

Christopher Braima said in Talia To..