Success! Minister Responds to ‘Corrective Rape‘ Campaign

Success! Minister Responds to ‘Corrective Rape‘ Campaign

We did it again! In the course of just two months, a tiny group of relatively disempowered women fighting rapists from a safehouse in the townships of South Africa have managed to force the minister of justice, one of the country’s most powerful men, to go on record acknowledging ‘corrective rape’, expressing his “very deep concern” about it and responding to their demands.

Interview: South African Corrective Rape Activists

Interview: South African Corrective Rape Activists

Last month a tiny group of lesbian activists posted a petition from a safehouse in a township of Cape Town, South Africa calling on the Ministry of Justice to declare ‘corrective rape’ a hate crime. Their petition has since become the most popular Change.org petition of all time. Ndumie Funda, the one-woman leader of the group, says she is overwhelmed by the campaign’s success.

Woman on Death Row for Defaming Islam

Woman on Death Row for Defaming Islam

Asia Bibi is the first female to ever be convicted of anti-Muslim ‘blasphemy’ in Pakistan. The sentence? Mandatory death. The Catholic mother of a poor bricklaying family, Asia Bibi claims she did not say whatever anti-Muslim words some of her fellow citizens feel make her worthy of death. Can lots of local activism save her?

Rape and Rocks in Congo

Rape and Rocks in Congo

A domineering bully cruises across the schoolyard as he does every day. Sick and tired of his ostentatious and odious abuses, tadalafil one student takes on the tyrant and throws a handful of gravel at…