Stiffer Sentences for Perpertrators of Violence Against Women in South Africa

Publication Date:
7 February 2013
South Africa, Human Rights, NGOs and Civil Society, Governance, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Women and Gender

Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulama Xingwana and Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu respond to the rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl in Bredasdorp over the weekend.

There's been a rising tide of outrage at the gang rape and murder of the girl in the Western Cape. Anene Booysen was out with friends when a group of men attacked her on Saturday night. Her death has made both local and international headlines, and has been condemned by politicians and gender activists.


Outrage After S African Teen Raped, Mutilated

NGOs, civil society and government have expressed outrage at the gang rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl from Bredasdorp in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Police ... Read more »