Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Frightening Statistics

- South Africa is the rape capital of the world. According to official Interpol statistics, there are an estimated
1.7 MILLION rapes a year in a country with a population of 51 million. That means an average of one rape every three minutes, one rape for every 31 people.
- 65%, or two out of three South African females will be raped or molested in their lives.
- According to an official government study on rape, a South African girl is more likely to be raped than she is to finish high school.
- Doctors Without Borders has estimated that a woman is raped every 26 seconds in South Africa.
- In an anonymous 2009 survey by South Africa's Medical Research Council (MRC), one in four men admitted to raping a woman; 46 percent of them said they had raped repeatedly.
- Nearly three-quarters - 73 percent - of the admitted perpetrators in the anonymous 2009 MRC study on South African rape said they carried out their first assault before the age of 20.
- South Africa has the largest number of people living with HIV in the world, an estimated 5.6 million people.
- For those South Africans ages 15 to 24 who are infected with HIV, three-quarters are women.
- South African lesbians have been subjected to "corrective" rape in an attempt to change their sexual orientation.
- Another MRC study found that a woman is killed by her intimate partner every six hours in South Africa, the highest rate that has ever been reported in research anywhere in the world.
- The number one cause of death amongst pregnant woman, worldwide, is homicide at the hands of the father of the baby.

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