Another AVAAZ petition I would urge you all to sign

Dear friends,

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Corrective rape, the vicious practice of raping lesbians to cure their sexuality, is becoming a crisis in South Africa. But brave activists are calling on the world to help stop these heinous Hate Crimes — and finally the government is beginning to respond. Let’s support them. Sign the petition and send it to friends!

Sign the petition!

Millicent Gaika was bound, strangled, tortured and raped for five hours by a man who crowed that he was curing her of her lesbianism.

She barely survived, but she is not alone — this vicious crime is recurrent in South Africa, where lesbians live in terror of attack. But no one has ever been convicted of ‘corrective rape’.

Amazingly, from a tiny Cape Town safehouse a few brave activists are risking their lives to ensure that Millicents case sparks change. Their appeal to the Minister of Justice has exploded to over 140,000 signatures, forcing him to respond on national television. But the Minister has not yet answered their demands for action.

Let’s shine a light on this horror from all corners of the world — if enough of us join in to amplify and escalate this campaign, we can reach President Zuma, who is ultimately responsible to uphold constitutional rights. Lets call on Zuma and the Minister of Justice to publicly condemn corrective rape, criminalise hate crimes, and ensure immediate enforcement, public education and protection for survivors. Sign the petition now and share it with everyone

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