According to the article, a group of lesbian activists from Cape Town "walked into the halls of South Africa's Parliament and convinced some of the most powerful officials in the country to agree to the long term, sustained engagement of various government arms and civil society groups to research, develop and implement a national action plan to tackle 'corrective rape' and the intersecting issues of gender-based violence, anti-LGBTI violence and hate crimes." They were supported by a petition including one hundred and seventy thousand signatures from people in one hundred and sixty-three countries, and the government officials petitioned have agreed to take concrete action against sexual violence in South Africa.
Obviously there's still a long way to go, but I think this is a good sign.
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