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Forum for the Empowerment of Women

Imagine living every day of your life in fear, afraid to venture into public places because you do not know if and when you could become the next victim of a hate crime solely because of your sexual orientation. Every 26 seconds, a woman is raped in South Africa.


Noxolo Nogwaza
Noxolo Nogwaza, a member of the Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee, a gay rights group, was stoned to death in KwaThema Township outside Johannesburg in 2011.
Eudy Simelani


Eudy Simelane, a former South African international women's footballer, was gang raped, beaten and stabbed 25 times in the face, chest, and legs, was murdered in 2008 in KwaThema. One of her attackers pleaded guilty to rape and murder and is now serving a 32-year jail sentence.

Sizakele and Salome


Sizakele Sigasa and Salome Masooa, partners who were raped and tortured before being shot in the head and killed in 2007 in Soweto. The men were never convicted and the case has since been closed.

Zoliswa Nkoyana



Zoliswa Nkonyana was brutally murdered in 2006 by a mob of 20 men. To date, only 9 have been arrested and charged. The trial has faced numerous delays and has been postponed more than 30 times in five years.
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