Thousands of women share stories of rape as #Iwas trends on Twitter

03 June 2020 - 07:10 By Cebelihle Bhengu
Women who may have been too scared to report abuse in the past are sharing their stories.
Women who may have been too scared to report abuse in the past are sharing their stories.
Image: 123rf.com/skycinema

#BlackoutTuesday has done more than encourage people to speak up against racial discrimination.

Thousands of women have used the platform to open up about their experiences of abuse and living with previously untold stories of sexual assault, rape and other forms of gender-based violence.

#Iwas and #TheReasonWhyIdidn'tReport, among others, reveal harrowing stories of how much injustice some women have endured at the hands of family, trusted friends and  strangers.

Here's a glimpse into some of the stories shared on Twitter: 


subscribe