Today begins a very important initiative called Silence Is The Enemy to help a generation of young women half a world away.Why? Because they are our sisters and childrenâthe victims of sexual abuse who donât have the means to ask for help. We have power in our words and influence. Along with our audience, weâre able to speak for them. Iâm asking all of youâbloggers, writers, teachers, and concerned citizensâto use whatever platform you have to call for an end to the rape and abuse of women and girls in Liberia and around the world.
Sometimes there comes a public health issue that’s so big, so overwhelming, so heinous, that you just don’t know where to begin discussing it. Nevertheless, the conversation should, and must, happen just the same. Silence may be easier, but speaking out is the only way to demystify the taboos and bring attention to what’s going on for those who can’t bring attention to it themselves. And maybe, just maybe, bring about some change.