After a shocking revelation in a BBC interview on how she was raped by soldiers in the Democratic of Congo, Ugandan model Judith Heard has launched a foundation to address rape and sexual harassment called Day One.

The celebrated model took to her social media to share the motivation behind the creation of the foundation.

"I was defiled by my uncle at the age of 15, on the night before my final school exams and later on, at 17 raped by two army officers at gunpoint.

"As a young girl growing with big ambitions and bigger dreams, I was tormented by nightmares of what had happened to me in my earlier years.

"If we have more people willing to listen and believe, that would make life much easier for everyone. We (My team) have come up with an organization @dayonegl that seeks to end rape and sexual assault, aiming to create awareness and provide rehabilitation to survivors."