Corrective Rape in South Africa: Targeted Violence Against Homosexual Womyn

The South African Constitution is arguable one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, for innumerable reasons, but for the purposes of this blog post, I want to focus on the fact that Section 9, Subsection 3 specifically prohibits discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation.

In a lot of constitutions around the world, sexual orientation is not explicitly stated as grounds for protection from discrimination. It is simply assumed to be constitutionally protected. But in the South African Constitution, it is an explicit, enumerated basis for protection.