“Rape – the form you never want to fill out”

Difficulties in filling the J-88 form contribute to the low rate of rape convictions in South Africa, argues Lisa Golden. (Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Difficulties in filling the J-88 form contribute to the low rate of rape convictions in South Africa, argues Lisa Golden. (Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

An article by Wits Journalism graduate Lisa Golden on the J-88 form and South Africa’s low rate of rape convictions has been published by the Mail & Guardian.  Members of the Wits Justice Project mentored Golden as she researched and wrote her piece.

Read “Rape – the form you never want to fill out”.

Watch Golden’s informative multimedia presentation on the subject. 

Watch a news clip on sexual violence in South Africa by Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa, following the funeral of gang-rape victim Anene Booysen, who was 17.

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One Response to “Rape – the form you never want to fill out”

  1. I needed to thank you for this good read!! I certainly loved every bit of it.

    I have you saved as a favorite to check out new stuff you post…

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