“that empowerment that was earlier on reduced, has now reducing them (to) next to nothing. I even see (the) girl child not going to school, prostitution is going to be on the rise, HIV Aids, its just going to be a disaster…”When asked about the possible strike that had been planned by Tajamuka, and the possible fears she has regarding the wellbeing of the girl child and women she said,
“There are no two ways about it.” “Women are going to be violated, women are going to be raped and all sorts of things, and the girl child its even worse. They always take advantage of that situation, the soldiers go out raping them, so its going to be a disaster and I don’t know which organisations can help out…”
“Some of them are scared now, because they have been raped……”
“so, its chaos, it’s a chaotic situation, whereby they are not able to exercise their rights, if they stay at home, then who is going to stand up for them? No one. Then if they go there, they are being violated, their rights are being violated. So since its not a free country, those who are supposed to be protecting you are the ones who are raping you, they are the ones who are violating your rights, it’s a nightmare."