VIDEO: Surviving Sexual Violence

Written by Kim Harrisberg

Naeemah is a survivor of sexual violence. This is her story of fighting back.

“You can be a tree and they can cut you down, but you will grow back again”

These are the words of rape survivor, mother and activist Naeemah Meniers. This is her story detailing her experience of reporting and recovering from the rape, later using the Izwi Lami SMS tool, and her words of encouragement for other sexual violence survivors out there.

Watch her story here:





Reporting for this story was supported by Code for Africa’s impactAFRICA fund and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


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Kim Harrisberg