"Anyone Can Be a Rapist": An Overview of Sexual Violence in South Africa

"Anyone Can Be a Rapist": An Overview of Sexual Violence in South Africa

It is no secret that the levels of sexual violence in South Africa are unacceptably high. A key question is whether these levels of sexual violence are related to the factors contributing to high levels of violence more generally in South African society, or whether there are additional factors contributing to this particular form of violence. This report aims to answer these questions by mapping the extent, nature and causes of sexual violence in South Africa. Additionally, it offers a comprehensive range of recommendations to assist in addressing the problem.

 

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Romi Sigsworth
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Romi Sigsworth is a former CSVR senior researcher. She holds a BA (honors) in English from Rhodes university, BA in English language and literature as well as Master of studies from Women's studies from Oxford University.

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