One day while Kirana was walking to a nearby market, two men approached her. She was afraid because she had a feeling they would hurt her, and she ran away. Children in many Indonesian communities like Kirana’s are often left unprotected and vulnerable to abuse. Many are sexually assaulted, abducted and worse – an estimated 200,000 to 250,000 women and children are trafficked into sexual slavery each year.
Sometime after Kirana’s scary incident, a woman from She Is Safe’s abuse prevention program came to her school. “She gave us good advice,” Kirana said. “Now I ask my brother to go with me when I walk at night, so people no longer bother me. Also, when I bathe, I ask my sister to go with me, and I always lock the bathroom door. I am grateful to the abuse prevention program for keeping me safe.”