The Ethiopian authorities have announced that over 100 girls have been raped in the country by their fathers during the lockdown imposed to fight coronavirus in the country.
According to reports from Walta TV, Ethiopia authorities, in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, over 100 girls have been raped and treated since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Almaz Abraham, the head of Addis Ababa women and children affairs office reacting to the report, said sexual violence was on the rise as schools had been closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“One-hundred-and-one girls were raped in the past two months after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“The problem is that, unlike when schools were open, the attacks are not being exposed until the girls get pregnant. Maybe, there would be chances of stopping it from reaching to that stage if the girls were going to school,” she said.
“Men who used to practice different habits outside their homes are now doing them to their children when they stay at home,” she added.