South Africa Pledges to Get Tough on Rape
South Africans are rallying to protest the killing of a teenage girl, Anene Booysen, who died after being raped and tortured. Although President Jacob Zuma has launched a national campaign to get schoolchildren to give a daily pledge not to commit rape or sexual violence, critics say that is far from enough. “It’s fine to recite something but what does it mean?” says the director of a legal advocacy center. “What is the impact of rape, what does it mean for women?
March 6, 2013 12:46 PM