A five-year-old girl poses with her doll as she sits in her wheelchair in the courtyard of the Aberdeen Women's Centre, one year after a sexual assault that her family says left her paralysed. Photo: Reuters

Brutal rape of 5-year-old girl in Sierra Leone becomes rallying point for a national emergency

  • Five-year-old girl, whose identity has been kept secret, has been paralysed from the waist down since a 28-year-old male relative raped her a year ago
  • Reported cases of sexual and gender-based violence nearly doubled last year to over 8,500, a third of which involved a minor
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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A five-year-old girl poses with her doll as she sits in her wheelchair in the courtyard of the Aberdeen Women's Centre, one year after a sexual assault that her family says left her paralysed. Photo: Reuters
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