Black History Studies at the Woman TV Show on BEN TV

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On Thursday 7th February 2013, I had the opportunity to be part of the audience on the Woman TV Show at BEN TV and also support our good friend and colleague Empress Jai. The topic being discussed was about Rape and Domestic Violence.  The show was filmed live and was screening over the airwaves via Sky Channel 182.

As a women who has supported friends suffering from domestic violence and my interests in raising awareness about the on-going genocide of African people in the Congo, where rape is being used as a weapon of war, this subject was one that was fresh in my mind.

While listening to Sis Empress Jai and the presenters, I learnt the following:

  • 750,000 children witness domestic violence in the UK according to the Home Office figures.
  • 8 out of 10 African women have experienced rape in their lifetime.
  • During 2010 -2011, there were 150 rapes in South Africa per day! South Africa has the highest number of reported rapes per head of popu of any Interpol mem country, with over 64,500 reported in 2011/2012.
  • Men have used rape in Kenya believing it is a way of curing themselves from HIV
  • One in 5 women will experience rape in their lifetime.

On this show I also learnt about the brutal and disgusting gang rape of 17 year old Anene Booyson. I had a busy week so did not watch the news like I normally do, so missed this story. This young woman was gang raped & mutilated. Her stomach was slit open down to her genitals. She died from her injuries in hospital, but was able to name one of her attackers. What is going on family? The land of Africa is being raped of its natural resources and riches by the multinational companies and now we have African men raping African women! This disgusting behaviour must stop!


About blackhistorystudies

Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education. We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies. We also aim to provide high quality courses and activities that can be accessed by all within the community. Our mission is to inform, inspire and empower people through Black History and Black Studies by educating the community to educate themselves thereby creating a self-sustaining learning circle. Black History Studies is dedicated to providing you with a high quality and professional service and can offer services such as: - Bespoke services for Secondary Schools - Black History and Black Studies Presentations - Black History Course for Families - 5 week short courses on Black History - Beginners and Advanced Black Studies Courses - Weekend courses on Black History and Black Studies - Museum Tours - Film Screenings - Black History Studies Presentations for hire
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