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Survivors of sexual violence call for governments to listen

By 11 junio, 2014 Sin Comentarios

rosaAs the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict starts in London, we hear the stories of three victims turned activists. One of the activists is Valentina Rosendo Cantú from Mexico, who has sought justice for her rape for 12 years. Read below an extract of her testimony:

In February 2002, when I was 17 years old, members of the Mexican military attacked and sexually assaulted me. I have sought justice for this crime for the past 12 years. Over time I have come to see that my search for justice is not for my benefit alone – it is for the benefit of many indigenous women in Mexico, including my 12-year-old daughter. Staying silent meant what happened to me could happen to her. I had to do something to prevent this from happening to any other woman again.

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