Humiliated and Shamed: Fate of Survivors of Nonconsensual Sharing of Intimate Images in Uganda (Part I)

Humiliated and Shamed: Fate of Survivors of Nonconsensual Sharing of Intimate Images in Uganda (Part I)

By the African Feminism |

“When the photos finally came out, I thought, this is done. Life can now go on,” says Martha Kagimba Kemigisha, reflecting on the day her intimate photos were posted online.

For the radio presenter and comedian, popularly known as Martha Kay, posting the photos online marked the end of a long and torturous ordeal.

It all started when her two mobile phones were stolen. And then for almost three months, she received anonymous calls and text messages from a man who was in possession of her nude photos. He said he would leak them if she did not pay money.

“I paid hoping that the photos would not be leaked. But he kept demanding more money. He would send me photos of other women–celebrities most of who  I knew and say: these ones have paid, that’s why you haven’t seen their photos on social media,” narrates Kemigisha.

This article was first published by the African Feminism on June 13, 2020.

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