Friday, April 18, 2008

Sex Abuse

This article came from Sexuakl Abuse and Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa. It discusses the amount of sexual abuse going on there. Also it talks of all of the mutilation that happens to these women.
They have sexual exploitation and/or female genital mutilation going on in these unsafe and unprotected countries.
Violence against women is a major problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. 46% of Urganda women, 60% of Tanzanian women, 42% of Kengan and 40% of Zambian women get this physical abuse all of the time. 81% of the Nigerian women are abused by their husbands and about 46 % of this occurs in front of their children. Violence has 5% of healthy years taken away from these abused women's lives. And it is also very psychologically damaging to them. 1 out of 4 of these people commit suicide. The children are also drastically affected by viewing this abuse.
30% of girls say how their first sexual experience was forced on them. 1/3 of adolescents that are gettng abortions were impregnated by men at least 45 years old or older. In N. Ethiopia the age of marriage tends to start at 13.5 for girls and 19.5 for boys.
85-114 million girls have had female genital cutting (mutilation) done to them. They cut the external genital to closing and the genital area, leaving small opening for passing urine and menstrual flow. Many of these girls die from this brutal procedure because of not having the right medication and other reasons. Ghana is the only country that prohibits this being done.
It is just horrible hearing of these terrible circumstances happening to these women, and then to know that there is little laws to protect them form this happening. And they do such horrid things to these women. Maybe someday it will change, but it most likely won't for a long time, if ever.

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