Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda (Women's News Network)

March 19, 2013 - 11:45

3/19/2013 -- Women's News Network -- "Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda"; Program Officer Caroline Muthoni Muriithi discusses the case of Sanyu in Uganda:

In the fight to stop violence against girls who are disabled Equality Now is currently campaigning on behalf of Sanyu, a blind, deaf and mute Ugandan girl who was raped at the age of 13. In 2007 she became pregnant as a result. Although her mother contacted the authorities at the time authorities did not follow up with Sanyu’s case. It was only after the case was publicized in the news media that the police decided to open an investigation. [read more...]