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5 Year Old Rape Victim Arrives to India for Surgery

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5 Year Old Rape Victim Arrives to India for Surgery


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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.

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