UNICEF Goodwill Amb., Actress Mia Farrow, Says Women Raped by Junta Forces on Sept. 28 Must Receive Help and Compensation
The Associated Press
Monday, May 10, 2010; 10:17 AM
CONAKRY, Guinea — UNICEF goodwill ambassador Mia Farrow is calling for women raped at last year’s stadium massacre to receive help and compensation.
The U.S. actress says that she was profoundly touched by the survivors she met in Guinea, where at least 156 people were killed and dozens were raped last September.
Farrow also said Sunday at the end of her five-day visit that she had seen children who could have been saved by better health care.
She says the upcoming June election also presents a unique opportunity for the West African country to improve health care.
The June vote could be the nation’s first democratic election, as a coup leader grabbed in power in 2008 and the nation had previously been led by two dictators since gaining independence from France.