Quarter of men in South Africa admit rape, survey finds: Research exposes culture of sexual violence; Government criticised for ‘woeful’ conviction rate

August 13, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

One in four men in South Africa have admitted to rape and many confess to attacking more than one victim, according to a study that exposes the country’s endemic culture of sexual violence.

Three out of four rapists first attacked while still in their teens, the study found. One in 20 men said they had raped a woman or girl in the last year.

South Africa is notorious for having one of the highest levels of rape in the world. Only a fraction are reported, and only a fraction of those lead to a conviction.

For full article, visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/17/south-africa-rape-survey


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