Go samagana le kgatelelo ya go tswela pele ka botshelo morago ga petelelo le Mme Nkhabele Marumo – Clinical Psychologist

One of the most traumatic things that can ever happen to one, trauma that can closely equal to death itself is being raped or sexually abused/violated.
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent (16). Majority of victims of rape or sexual assault cases are usually women and younger girls.
The trauma of being raped or sexually assaulted can be shattering, leaving the victim feeling scared, ashamed, and alone or plagued by nightmares, flashbacks, and other unpleasant memories. But no matter how bad one may feel, it’s important to remember that they weren’t to blame for what happened and can regain their sense of safety and trust.