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Police insensitivity towards rape victims a red flag

Mbali Shongwe is a 22-year-old activist and rape survivor who says police need to receive more training when dealing with victims as mistreatment could cause secondary trauma.

Shongwe founded the mental health initiative, Mindful(l), which provides access to mental health education and support for women. The organisation also hosts talks and workshops on topics such as gendered violence and sexuality. Shongwe wants to remind survivors that they do not have to overcome trauma alone.

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