This is the story of Lerato, whose name means love.
Lerato lived with her mother in an agricultural community in northern Lesotho. At age 17, Lerato was raped on her way home from school.
She told her mother what happened, but neither one knew where to start. A trusted community leader sent them to the health clinic, where the nurse turned them away, saying they needed official documentation of the assault. By the time she returned, Lerato no longer qualified for post-exposure prophylaxis or emergency contraception because...Read More