PODCAST: The Broken Rainbow - Hated for being lesbian


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JOHANNESBURG – Eyewitness News presents The Broken Rainbow, a six-part episode that seeks to highlight what it's like to be part of the LGBTQ+ community in South Africa.

While the country’s Constitution affords the estimated queer population of two million the same rights as everyone else, the reality is many are still subjected to discrimination by society.

As the country moves into Women’s Month to celebrate women and highlight the struggles they face, some lesbian and transwomen feel sidelined and ignored in the fight against issues like gender-based violence.

Episode one of The Broken Rainbow - Hated for being lesbian - looks at the side of gender-based violence experienced by lesbian women in South Africa.

EWN spoke to two women who share their experiences of being raped and assaulted by men who wanted to “fix” them.

The episode also looks into understanding how widespread so-called corrective rape in South Africa is and why many survivors don't report their cases to their police.

Listen to it here.

This article first appeared on EWN : PODCAST: The Broken Rainbow - Hated for being lesbian

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