Ndumie Funda, who runs LulekiSizwe in her ‘cabin’ in the township of Gugulethu near Cape Town, says women are being killed in the Western Cape.
Funda, who argues that there is no awareness around hate crimes and corrective rapes, points out that, "We need a programme of action, we need intervention and research, a budget to find out the problems lesbian women encounter."
In the same vein, Joint Working Group coordinator, Emily Craven, says that, "Police are often remiss in their investigation and victims are often subjected to secondary victimisation from homophobic police officials." Craven says that the justice system is slow, struggles to cope with cases of gang attacks and it is hard to convince prosecutors of the importance of hate as a motivation for crimes.
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