In recent days, the words ‘rape’ and ‘rapist’ must have appeared on your timeline more than ever before. With several celebrities being accused of rape, Judith Heard has embarked on a STOP RAPE CULTURE initiative to sensitize about the situation.

In December 2019, Canadian-based Ugandan rapper Keko narrated how her friend was paid to have her raped before her graduation and how traumatized she has been.

Several women have since arose on different social media platforms, especially Twitter, to bring to light their own experiences about rape. Several claim to have been raped after being intoxicated and a couple of names of male celebrities involved have been forwarded.

Most notably, XFM presenter Denzel Mwiyeretsi and gospel rapper Edwin Ruyonga have been fronted with allegations from different women revealing how they tormented them sexually.

Judith Heard, a Ugandan Model, Socialite, and Social Activist, has embarked on a campaign dubbed ‘Stop Rape Culture’ to sensitize, find solutions, and bring an end to the culture of rape.

In February 2019, Judith Heard narrated how she is a victim of rape having been defiled by her uncle at the age of 15 and later raped by two army officers at gun point when she was 17-years-old.

I was defiled by my uncle at the age of 15, on the night before my final school exams and later on, at 17, raped by two army officers at gun point. As a young girl growing with big ambitions and bigger dreams, I was tormented by nightmares of what had happened to me in my earlier years.

Judith Heard

She was inspired by her own story to create her own NGO called Day One Global aimed at offering a safe space to rape and sexual assault victims to share their stories.

She now calls upon all victims of rape to open up, reach out to her organization, and tell their story:

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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