This is an absolute travesty, and needs to BE STOPPED. NOW.
‘Corrective rape,’ the vicious practice of raping lesbians to ‘cure’ their sexuality, is a crisis in South Africa.
Millicent Gaika, pictured above, was bound, strangled, and repeatedly raped in an attack last year. But brave South African activists are risking their lives to ensure that Millicent’s case sparks change. Their appeal to the Minister of Justice has exploded to over 140,000 signatures, forcing him to respond on national television.
If enough of us join in to amplify and escalate this campaign, we could help get urgent action to end 'corrective rape'. Let's call on President Zuma and the Minister of Justice to publicly condemn ‘corrective rape’, criminalize hate crimes, and lead a critical shift against rape and homophobia. Sign the petition now and share it with everyone.
Please CLICK HERE to sign the petition and do your part!
NO ONE should have to go through such barbaric and violent acts of hatred, let alone to have it be condoned by their government.
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