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VIDEO: Lesbian Survivors Of ‘Corrective Rape’ Share Their Stories

in WORLD, 23/11/2012

A new video by UN Women shows several lesbian survivors of the so called ‘corrective rape’, who are speaking out to confront sexual violence and discrimination in South Africa.

A new video by UN Women shows several lesbian survivors of the so called ‘corrective rape’, who are speaking out to confront sexual violence and discrimination in South Africa.

In South Africa—a country often referred to as the murder and rape capital of the world—one group of women are especially at risk – lesbians.

Lesbians are increasingly the targets of a particularly heinous crime: "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe will change their sexual orientation.

Most lesbians murdered over the past years have reportedly been raped and then killed with those guilty hardly being caught and if caught, put through long court cases that further add to the misery of the victims and their families.

The recent stabbing to death of a 19 year old footballer, Sihle Skotshi, is the latest in a string of murders targeting lesbians.

(READ: Speared To Death: South African Lesbian Murdered)

According to an Interpol report, 1 in every 2 women in South Africa will be raped.

The video is accessible on here.

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