The National Executive of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Sierra Leone Chapter last Friday visited the four rape victims at the West End Clinic at Edward Street.
The delegation was led by the National Chair Elfrida Scott, who made a cash donation to the victims individually and expressed sympathy to them whilst also promising to bring the perpetrators to justice.
In another development, FAWE has written the Inspector General of Police expressing regret over the alleged incident of assault, sexual violence and rape perpetrated against women in Sierra Leone.
“we say No to this, Never Again” the letter stated “we therefore wholeheartedly support the stance taken by the Women Solidarity Support Group in addressing the issue.
FAWE also called on the IG saying “we look forward to your swift action in investigating the matter and bringing the perpetrators to book”.
Meanwhile, on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of FAWE the National Chair Elfrida Scott said, “Over the years, FAWE, SL Chapter has remained committed to pursuing her mandate which is supporting girls and women to acquire education for national development”
She went on “Achieving this mandate has been challenging as the social landscape continues to pose problems such as poverty, HIV/AIDs, teenage pregnancy, gender based violence, high illiteracy, discrimination against women, all of which militate adversely against the advancement of women.”
“Therefore rise up sisters,” the statement advocated “be passionate about the education of girls and women. We have to attain the education for All (EFA goals) and Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) benchmark of 2015. The clock is ticking away”.