23.5 C
Sierra Leone
Friday, January 27, 2023

5 Year Old Rape Victim Arrives to India for Surgery

HomeAYV News5 Year Old Rape Victim Arrives to India for Surgery

5 Year Old Rape Victim Arrives to India for Surgery

Date:

Related stories

Parliament Votes Against Annulment of Public Elections Rules

Following a motion brought by the Leader of the...

Parliament Raises Concerns over Electricity Theft

A cross section of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on...

Sierra Leone Gets $2.8M Worth of COVID-19 Vaccine Donation

COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership, (CoVDP) has handed over vehicles,...

UN Resident Coordinator urges political parties to have more female aspirants

Dr Babatunde Ahonsi, the United Nations Resident Coordinator has...

fracture during physiotherapy.

The Asmaa James Foundation (AJF) in partnership with Legal Access for Women Yearning for Equal Rights (LAWYERS) has been working assiduously to raise funds for Angela’s medical care.

Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital in India through the Sick Pikin Foundation has agreed to examine Angela with the possibility of performing surgery to improve her health.

The AJ Foundation received donations from companies and other well-meaning Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad including Pee Cee & Sons and Milla Group also donated $5,000, Mrs. Basita Micheal and Ms. Jasmine Roberts donated $2,000 and $700 respectively.

Asmaa James Founder and President, AJ Foundation said: “On behalf of the AJF and its partners, I want to thank the Aberdeen Women’s Center and the Medical Emergency Surgical Hospital for their support to Angela this year. I also want to thank Mr. Ishmeal Charles and the Sick Pikin Foundation, for facilitating and travelling with her to India.”

Angela has arrived in India in the care of Mr. Charles and a member of her family. The AJ Foundation will continue to push for the protection and care of Sierra Leone’s girls and women against all forms of sexual violence.

Angela was the child whose unfortunate incident brought about the Declaration of rape as a National Emergency in Sierra Leone which started the fight to end rape and also her situation was the one that saw the birth of the Black Tuesday Movement by Mrs. James every last Tuesday of the Month.

Business News

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once