A lesbian woman is raped in Cape Town by a group of teenagers who wanted to «to correct»Your sexual orientation
GAYLES.TV.- A lesbian woman was the victim of a rape by teens who tried to "correct" their sexuality en South Africa. It happened on February 28 at night when a man she met approached her and told her that someone wanted to talk to her in a house on the avenue Diver, Cape. When they arrived at the house, she was raped by three teenagers who raped her in group with the excuse that they were "Correcting" their sexuality. The attack occurred only a few hours before the main festival of the Cape Town Pride Festival. The three attackers, who are members of the gang Dog Pound of the area.
Human Rights Watch recently conducted interviews in six of the nine provinces of South Africa and concluded: «Social attitudes towards gay, bisexual and transgender people in South Africa have possibly hardened in the last two decades. The abuse they face every day may be verbal, physical or sexual, and may even result in murder.«.
South Africa and 'corrective' violations
Siphokazi Mthathi, South African director of Human Rights Watch, he claimed: "We fail to understand that there is a price for the violation. Sexism is still deeply rooted here. There is still a strong feeling among men that they have power over women, women's bodies and there is also a strong feeling that there will be no consequences because most of the time there are no consequences.«.
En South Africa, gay rights are constitutionally protected, and activists want 'corrective rape' to be legally a hate crime. Cherith sanger, the Legal Center for Women in Cape Town, which provides legal support to rape victims who cannot afford good lawyers, said: “It is not just about a woman being raped in terms of violence against women, which is bad enough, but it also has to do with sexual orientation, which is another reason or level of unfair discrimination against lesbians«.
«When a woman is raped, the system rapes her again and for me this is a great thing because it is a serious violation of our constitution and the duties assigned to the state in terms of what the state must do for the survivors.", He said Singer. The Interpol It is estimated that half of South African women will be raped in their lifetime. But the rape «corrective»It is not even recognized as a hate crime and rights groups say few victims report their cases to the police.
Source: Gay Star News, CNN
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