Tuesday, 15 March 2011 17:47

Lesbian Campaign Against Corrective Rape

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In Cape-Town, the capital of South Africa, a demonstration has took place yesterday to claim actions against the problem of corrective rapes.

 

More and more lesbians are victims of corrective rapes, estimate talks about 500,000 rapes per year and unfortunately on 25 men accused, there are 24 who are free, so the lesbian group Luleki Sizwe has demonstrated outside the Parliament asking that this crime is recognized like a hate crime. In addition to this demonstration, a petition also collected 170,000 signatures to ask the government to be interested in this problem.

 

The founder of this group, Ndumie Funda, said the Canadian press: “We have shown that we can mobilise tens of thousands of people in South Africa and around the world, and the ministry now knows that they can no longer ignore our long fight against corrective rape. The question now is what they will actually do about it. The ball is in their court.”

The groups wants research to be commissioned into corrective rape and a national plan to tackle sexual violence, as well as hate crimes.

 

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