What do organisations say?

Hearts to help: BONELA director, Cindy Kelemi
Hearts to help: BONELA director, Cindy Kelemi

For organisations such as Botswana Counselling Association that deal with offering counselling to people and doing referrals, issues of rape that go unreported are of great concern.

One of the counsellors at the non-governmental organisation, Kabo Ntsima, said such cases might be rampant, especially when the assailant knows the victim.  Here we offer counselling to those who need it and if possible we do referrals so that victims of abuse of any sort may get the necessary help.

“Many cases go unreported and here we do not have record of those simply because the victims do not report first of all and they are even afraid of seeking professional help like counselling, which could be detrimental to them in the long run,” he said.

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