A 19-year-old victim of sexual violence wants to send a strong message to anyone who is sexually violated within their home that there is hope.
Calling herself an ambassador for victims, the young girl said boys and girls who are scared to come out for fear of repercussions should know there is help.
The young girl is a victim of two separate sexual cases. The incidents occurred within the comfort of her home.
The first case involved her stepfather while the second case was with a man her mother tried to hook her up with, in return for money.
In an exclusive interview with the young girl, she made it clear that she wants the public to know her story and why she wants to tell it.
Due to the suppression order her identity cannot be disclosed. Housed at the Samoa Victim Support Group since 2014 this young girl said a recent incident encouraged her to make this stand.
“While staying here, I overheard another case similar to mine, and it’s eating me inside that this little girl did not know that there is help,” she said.
“In our homes, this is where we should feel safe, this is our comfort zone, this is where I can be me.
“But certain families do not afford that, some families, kids are being violated and that’s why I want to make it known there is hope.
“The Police and S.V.S.G can help,” said the young girl.
President of SVSG Samoa