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South Africa's Law to Stop Hate Crimes Against Gays

Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, world, society, South AFrica, South Africa, rights, news, culture, education, law, government, safety )

- 599 days ago -
Although it was created in direct response to the increase of hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in South Africa, the policy covers all forms of hate crimes, including xenophobic and racist attacks and hate

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Teresa W. (763)
Monday February 17, 2014, 7:29 am

Winn Adams (218)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:00 pm

sylvie C (45)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:28 pm
Thanks for sharing Cal

Ondine J. (130)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 12:47 am
About time, this is a horrific situation and can't come soon enough. Thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 12:56 am
Thanks for sharing this Cal!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 5:51 am
But they already have fairly liberal laws, so why would they expect additional laws to help. Indeed, if no stats are collected, how can they tell if there is any impact? Think about it, in South Africa on average, a woman is raped every four minutes in the country, which is why Interpol named it the 'rape capital of the world'. one in four South African men questioned in a survey by the South African Medical Research Council said they had raped someone, and nearly half admitted having attacked more than one victim. That's something to be upset about (and I lived there 3 years and love the country, but they need to do something).

Chrissie H. (23)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 9:54 am
Thank you for sharing. Noted.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 1:07 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Vicky P. (476)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 8:55 pm
how awful :(
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