Friday, 20 March 2009

Let's help to tackle 'corrective' rape

In South Africa, there has been a rise in so-called 'corrective' rapes of lesbians, whereby lesbian women are raped in order to 'make them straight'.

It's bad enough in major urban areas such as Cape Town, but even worse outside in more rural areas.

The rights of gays and lesbians are protected under South African law, but these crimes are not being recognised by the legal system as hate crimes on the basis of sexuality.

Please sign this petition to help raise this issue with the South African government, and to raise the issue of so-called 'corrective' rapes.

Please, help to make a difference now.

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