As many as one in five women worldwide will be sexually assaulted over the course of her lifetime United Nationsyet myths that downplay the prevalence and severity of sexual assault are still widely accepted. Are myths about sexual assault rape myths more likely to be accepted in cultures that endorse more traditional gender roles and attitudes toward women? To explore the relationships among rape myth acceptance, attitudes toward women, and hostile and benevolent sexism, data were collected from Indian and British adults, samples from two cultures differing widely in their gender role traditionalism.
Statistics show that mental health staff are highly likely to encounter African women who have experienced sexual abuse. Figures from sexual abuse centres show that 70 percent of their clients also had been in contact with mental health services, and refugees are particularly at risk of developing mental health issues. Although women of African origin primarily require much the same as Norwegian women, they also present some additional challenges.
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Saidu Bah 14 Jan Those looking for an explanation of Sierra Leone's rape crisis often turn to the country's violent recent past. The family reported the attack to the police and identified the rapists, but no charges were ever brought.
Sexual violence in the higher education is an epidemic of global proportions. Scholars conclude that the individual and collective silence that surrounds such violence enables its perpetration and that violence will only be eradicated when we break this silence. In this paper, we used two participatory visual methods PVMcollage and storytelling, to explore what sexual violence at university looks like and what it means to woman students.
Rachel Njeri, a student of Makerere University in Uganda, wept bitterly when recounting a sexual assault that took place in April He grabbed me and threw me on the cabinet files at the corner. Her attacker, she alleged, was a university administrator.
The rate of sexual violence in South Africa is among the highest in the world. South Africa's Police Service releases the country's crime statistics. The crime category "sexual offences" includes a wide range of sexual offences, including rape, sexual assault, incest, bestiality, flashing and other crimes. Rape statistics are not routinely released by the police.
Lyn Snodgrass does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. The story of Cheryl Zondi, the brave young woman who took the stand in a South African court to testify against Nigerian pastor and rape accused Timothy Omotoso has recently dominated news headlines.
She was 19 years old and ambitious, double-majoring in political philosophy and international relations, and drama. A self-proclaimed feminist, Dyantyi always considered herself an outspoken person, and she got involved in a number of social justice organizations at school. All because of the work she and other student activists were doing to combat rape culture on campus. Dyantyi knew firsthand how important it was to protect that constitutional right — during her first year at Rhodes University, she was raped by two male students.