16 Days Campaign Day 5
Flora’s cousin, who had been harassing her with threats of physical violence if she did not consent to marry him, pinned her down, taking compromising photos which he stored on a USB drive. Despite his threats of physical violence, Flora filed a legal case against him for intimidation. He threatened to circulate the illicit photos via mobile phone to his friends if she did not drop the battle. He carried through on his threat when she continued to push her case.
In Flora’s country, there are few avenues for women like her to seek support. Violence against women is increasingly connected to online forms of abuse that include blackmail.