A few years ago Laurie Owen was attacked in her Kyalami, Johannesburg home.
Returning from dinner one early Friday evening, she walked down her driveway to find three men waiting for her at the bottom of the stairs.
Beating, robbing and gang-raping her for hours, the perpetrators escaped after Owen managed to get to a panic button located in the room. After the initial shock, Owen decided to do something positive with her traumatic experience and to help prevent others from experiencing a similar fate. Her family and a team of volunteers have since developed WARear an anti-rape, gender-based-violence non-governmental organisation based in South Africa. She has since been interviewed on Sky News and is currently developing a personal security device that has the potential to revolutionise the crime rate in South Africa and worldwide.
For more information, refer to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XtKzedguH0 (video).