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Hated for being lesbian

The Broken Rainbow

Hated for being lesbian is the podcast’s first episode that looks at issue of so-called “corrective rape” (correctively known as punitive or hate rape). The episode looks at why South Africa, a country that has been labelled one the rape capitals of the world numerous times, can never have accurate figures on how widespread the raping and murdering of lesbian women is. As the country celebrates women this women’s month, survivors of punitive rape share why they don’t trust the judicial system and explain they don’t feel represented in the fight against gender-based violence.

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Celebrating Africa's biggest Pride event with Dr Bev Ditsie

As the country observes Pride Month, we look at how the first ever pride march hosted in South Africa in 1990 became the catalyst for the decriminalisation of homosexuality and acknowledgment of the LGBTQIA+ community in the country. We speak to one of the founders of the march, Dr Palesa Bev Ditsie, who takes us down memory lane of the birth of what is now known as Africa’s biggest Pride event.

Transwomen with no safe healthcare

Transgender people are so often misunderstood, there isn't even sufficient healthcare for them in the public health system. In the second episode of The Broken Rainbow, EWN looks at how at times transpeople are understood, but not always - including prescribing them questionable medication.

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