‘I HAVE SUFFERED TOO LONG’ a Somali-American Woman and Victim of Sexual Assault Reveals

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'I have suffered too long': Somali woman breaks the culture of silence on sexual assault to motivate others
“I’m fed up with shame culture and shaming victims,” says Muna Ahmed 23 who was sexually assaulted at 19

“I’m fed up with shame culture and shaming victims,” says Muna Ahmed as breaks the culture of silence on sexual violence to motive other female victims

Somalilandsun: The night she was sexually assaulted, Muna Ahmed wanted to die. That happened in the early hours of March 26, 2016, when Muna was 19.

A former high school friend allegedly took her to the bathroom of his friend’s apartment, she said. He locked the door, ripped Muna’s shirt off, slammed her to the bathroom floor and forced her to perform oral sex.

“I have tried to kill myself by slitting my wrists,” Muna said in an interview on Thursday, her voice breaking at times with emotion. “I was ashamed. I didn’t know how to talk about it. I didn’t know if anyone would believe me or take care of me.”

“I’m fed up with shame culture and shaming victims,” says Muna Ahmed as breaks the culture of silence on sexual violence to motive other female victims

Muna becomes one of the first people in Minnesota’s Somali and Oromo community to publicly share her experience of being sexually assaulted when she was a teenager as reported by the Sahan Journal

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