Activists March Over Corrective Rape

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 15:27
About 25 rights activists from Luleki Sizwe march outside Parliament against rapes targeting lesbians in South Africa
About 25 rights activists from Luleki Sizwe, a small group of lesbian activists in the townships of Cape Town, have marched outside Parliament against rapes targeting lesbians in South Africa.

Speaking during the demonstration, which happened at the time when their leaders were meeting with government representatives, one of the demonstrators, Eugene Brockman, said they want the government to label corrective rape as a hate crime.

The organisation has also circulated an online petition calling on Justice Minister, Jeff Radebe, to address 'corrective rape', the increasingly common hate crime in which men rape lesbian women to 'turn' them straight or 'cure' them of their sexual orientation.

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