“Some new rape statistics direct from the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, have left the nation feeling even more worried and unsafe. Believe it or not, over 40% of all the rapes in South Africa are committed against children.
In a parliamentary reply to a question from the DA, Cele revealed various numbers for child murders and child rapes over the last three financial years.”
Yvette Alisa (Ortiz) Henderson was born in the U.S. Price Utah. I grew up in a lower-middle-class household where I was the first generation college graduate double majoring in, Social Work and Generously. I attended a Private Catholic School and was a straight-A high honor Student up until the time I graduated graduate school. My parents had me on a very tight lease. I never dated because my focus was primarily on school work. I obtained my first job when I was 14 where I waited tables at a Chinese Restaurant. Bought my first car when I was 16 and paid my entire way through college
Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. UNODC, as guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto, assists States in their efforts to implement the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (Trafficking in Persons Protocol). http://www.unodc.org
A complete list of child abuse statistics in the united states. The most astonishing stat is annually over 3 million children are victims of child abuse. Child Help.org
I was so honored to be able to speak today and most importantly have these brave women next to me. It was an honor and privilege to be able to share my story and make an impact. This is just a beginning of our journey, WE are here to make the necessary change so no woman would ever suffer again. #SheDoes
These are our #SheDoes Warriors who spoke today at the Measure H fund allocation hearing. These #SheDoes Warriors not only spoke, but 5 shared their personal stories of surviving sexual assault, rape, homelessness and mental illness. They spoke as women who conquered insurmountable odds who are now advocating for those whose voices are being ignored. The panel started on a light note but after hearing these #SheDoes Warriors, the mood changed from happy to somber to an atmosphere of how do we help our homeless mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers. Our speakers humanized a dehumanized population using their own experiences.
One of the moderators behind the panel kept wiping away tears & afterward many came up to our group and thanked us for the impact our speakers made. What #SheDoes will achieve beyond sheltering the first 1000 women is humanizing and changing the way people see homeless women.
That is the power of the hashtag #SheDoes. That is the difference you make every time you comment #SheDoes. If it hasn’t occurred to you yet, please know that what you are doing is changing the way Angelenos see homeless women from drug addicts & failures to showing them as our mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers!