As I post this, the petition has reached over 725,000 signatories. The goal is 1 million. In South Africa, a practice called “corrective rape” is being carried out. Lesbians are being targeted; apparently there are a lot of men who think that this is a cure for homosexuality. This is appalling.
This is not new. The below news story, which claims there are “500,000 rapes every year” and that “[South Africa] is the rape capital of the world…a quarter of all women are raped by the time they are 16” is from two years ago:
Visit this page to sign the petition calling on President Zuma and the Minister of Justice to “publicly condemn ‘corrective rape’, criminalise hate crimes, and ensure immediate enforcement, public education and protection for survivors.”