High prevalence of rape in Africa. Search light Ethiopia and South Africa

  • elna

    Did you know that Ethiopia is estimated to have one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world? A report by the UN found that nearly 60% of Ethiopian women were subjected to sexual violence. Rape is a very serious problem in Ethiopia. The country is infamous for the practice of marriage by abduction, with the prevalence of this practice in Ethiopia being one of the highest in the world.

    In many parts of Ethiopia, it is common for a man, working in co-ordination with his friends, to kidnap a girl or woman, sometimes using a horse to ease the escape. The abductor will then hide his intended bride and rape her until she becomes pregnant. Girls as young as eleven years old are reported to have been kidnapped for the purpose of marriage. Also the Ethiopian military has been accused of committing systematic rapes against civilians.

    South Africa in the same vein has one of the highest rates of rape in the world, with some 65,000 rapes and other sexual assaults reported for the year 2012. The incidence of rape has led to the country being referred to as the “rape capital of the world”.
    One in three of the 4,000 women questioned by the Community of Information, Empowerment and Transparency said they had been raped in the past year. More than 25 per cent of South African men questioned in a survey published by the Medical Research Council (MRC) admitted to rape; of those, nearly half said they had raped more than one person. Three out of four of those who had admitted rape indicated that they had attacked for the first time during their teens. South Africa has amongst the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world. If the rapist is convicted, his prison time would be around 2 years.

    In 2018, rape cases were estimated to be around 500,000; this represents over 300% increase in number.

    It is our collective responsibility to ensure that perpetrators of this heinous act are brought to justice.

    Let’s live and let leave.

    Excerpt from wonderslist.com 

    873 days ago

  • turpe

    There should be  serious consequence for rape to deter these rapists from the act.

    869 days ago

  • sibi

    Hard fact.

    869 days ago

  • anuweb


    600 days ago