Lesbians at Risk in South Africa

United Nations
United Nations
Publication Date:
19 December 2012
South Africa, Human Rights, Women and Gender, Legal and Judicial Affairs

In South Africa, one group of women, lesbians, are especially at risk. They're the target of a particularly heinous crime, "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe will change their sexual orientation. Now survivors like Oyama Mbopa are finding the courage to confront sexual violence and discrimination.