When my poem ‘Something Other’ was published, my family and I went out for dinner to celebrate. At the dinner table, someone turned to me and asked how I was able to write a poem about rape. I looked at him and said, "When I was 11, I was sexually abused by a family member," an uncomfortable silence ensued.
“There has been a culture of silence on Gender Based Violence at all levels, from the policymakers to the victims themselves - this must change.” - Diarietou Gaye.
Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) in partnership with the National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women (NCK) and Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden have completed the three year Gender-Based Violence Capacity Development Project through a generous grant from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. SIDA donated six million Swedish Kronor (SEK 6 000) towards the success of the project.
The overall objectives of the project were: