COVID-19: 100 girls raped in Addis Ababa during pandemic

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Ethiopia reports a surge in sexual violence since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak

Officials in Ethiopia have said that more than 100 girls were raped and treated in the capital, Addis Ababa, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease.

The privately owned Walta TV reported the news. The abuse includes cases of incest.

The head of the Addis Ababa women and children affairs office, Almaz Abraham, said sexual violence was on the rise as schools closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease in Ethiopia.

“One hundred and one girls were raped in the past two months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said.

“The problem is that, unlike when schools were open, the attacks are not being exposed until the girls get pregnant. Maybe there would be chances of stopping it from reaching to that stage if the girls were going to school.

“Men who used to practise different habits outside their homes are now doing them to their children when they stay at home,” she said.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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