“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.”
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Rebecca Fitton is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. In February of 2017 she released her book ‘Wave Rider: Poetic Journey from Abuse to Wholeness,’ a poetic memoir that culminates her long journey to heal from sexual abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Her book exhibits a new world based on wholeness of body, mind, and spirit. Her journey has taken a lifetime. To use the metaphor of waves, sometimes the undertow nearly drowned her?but she survived. Now her beautiful and profound book offers inspiration to others who have also suffered greatly from abuse.
Teresa Howard is a domestic violence survivor and founder of Take Action with Teresa.
She is a published author and speaker. Her new book 12 Months to Reclaiming your Life was just published. It’s a journal to help women rebuild their lives. She wrote it for domestic violence survivors, but it works for rebuilding from any traumatic event.
Domestic Violence Statistics
Harris County reported more than 250,000 domestic abuse cases between 2014 and 2015.
1 in 3 women will experience abuse in their life.
23, 311 women and children were reported homeless due to domestic violence.
Maralee Mclean is a child advocate, professional speaker, and author of PROSECUTED BUT NOT SILENCED: Courtroom Reform for Sexually Abused Children. Maralee has several articles published in the ABA Child Law Journal, Women’s E-News, on the problems in our family courts not protecting abused children. Maralee McLean is with Women’s Media Center (WMC), SheSourceExpert, NPEIV (National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence and is with RAINN speaker bureau. She speaks at Conferences, Law Schools and is a spokesperson for Protective Mother’s. Maralee’s involvement in legislative work spans two decades. She testified before Congress to promote judicial accountability to better protect sexually abused children’s rights in our courts. She has been covered by many local media outlets, and her story has been covered internationally on CNN.
My website for my book is: www.mmclean.tateauthor.com