I was gang raped in Bouar, CAR by a group of the anti-Balaka militia in which my half-brother Nouna was a member.
In Bouar, during the rape ordeal, I also witnessed the killing of my father by one of the anti-Balaka members who had been together with my half-brother pursuing my father and demanding money from his business.
After the rape ordeal, I was rescued by a woman called Liti whose relatives sexually harassed me.
1. Rape: vaginal, anal or oral penetration without consent (even superficial), using the penis or another part of the body. Also applies to inserting an object into the vagina or anus.
2. Sexual assault: any form of sexual contact without consent that does not lead to or is not based on an act of penetration. Among other examples: attempted rape, as well as unwanted kissing, fondling and touching the genitals or buttocks. FGM is an act of violence that damages the sexual organs; they should therefore be classified as sexual assault. This type of incident does not include rape (which consists of an act of penetration).
3. It is considered that in the WCA region, 1 in 3 women have been sexually assaulted, and 1 in 5 raped.