Browsing History - Reports by Subject "Hate crimes"
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- ItemHomophobia, injustice and 'corrective rape' in post-apartheid South Africa(Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation / Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, 2013-02) Thomas, Kylie; International Development Research CentreThis report addresses homophobia, corrective rape and gender based violence in South Africa. The author offers a critique of the terms 'corrective rape' and 'curative rape' and argues for careful and nuanced application of the concept of 'hate crimes'. The report focuses on an individual life history and experience of trauma, as well as discussing gender-based violence in the context of structural violence.
- ItemA progressive constitution meets lived daily reality: Sexuality and the Law in South Africa(Institute of Development Studies, 2013-06) Thomas, Kylie; Williams, Kerry; Lewin, Tessa; Government of the United KingdomThe Institute of Development Studies (IDS) programme on Strengthening Evidence-based Policy, works across seven key themes. This paper was developed under the Sexuality, Poverty and Law theme. It focuses on homophobic hate crimes in South Africa, and how they are dealt with by the legal system. The authors argue that recognising forms of violence motivated by prejudice as 'hate crimes' can serve as a powerful legal tool. LGBTQI people are not defined within current policy as a vulnerable group. Special courts dealing with cases of sexual violence were closed by the state (2007- 2008) due to a lack of funds.