AWWAS | Team member

Haye Okoh

Project Coordinator

I've been asked if it is truly achievable; ending victimization...I don't know. Someone, somewhere will still be cruel and unjust, or maybe the society will do what it needs to do to keep abuse away from women and vice versa. Until then, I don't know.

Here is what I do know: people will move on and expect victims to do the same.

So whether or not the system does what it’s supposed to do to perpetrators, the victim remains a victim unless a form of intervention takes place. She remains locked in the prison of the experience of abuse that torments her mind.

If I can offer one woman freedom; the idea and creative tools she can use to break free from the chains of stigma and the lingering memories of abuse, I would have succeeded.

We heal by helping others heal…so one woman helped will birth a community; one story at a time.