Rise in Sexual Violence in South Africa

Author:
Tiffani Wesley/OSISA
Publisher:
Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa
Publication Date:
28 November 2012
Tags:
South Africa, Human Rights, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Women and Gender

This document describes South Africa's dramatic rise in brutal attacks against lesbians despite it being the only African country to recognize same sex marriage practice under Section 9 of the South African Constitution of 1996 which guarantees the right to equality and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.