In Swaziland, incidents of rape of girls less than 18 years are increasing. Unfortunately most of these are not reported. According to a UINCEF report, one in every three Swazi girl has experienced rape in this southern African nation. Rape and HIV are common reality for young Swazi women. More than half of the cases tried in the High Court of Swaziland are rape cases.
The incidence of rapes recorded by Lesotho police in 2008 was the highest incidence in any nation. Around 33 percent of the women in this southern African nation have been raped by the age of 18; in 66 percent of the cases, the rapist is the boyfriend. Lesotho runs a program with UNICEF to help rape victims.
During a survey conducted in Botswana in 2011, 10.3 percent of 654 women and 3.9 percent of 613 men stated that they experience sexual abuse in their life.
Rape is increasing in South Africa. Even though this African nation has modern and progressive laws that ban rape, sexual attacks are very common here. South Africa has the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world. In the year 2000, More than 67,000 cases of rape and sexual assaults against children were reported in South Africa.
Rape is a shame for us human beings all over the world. I am sure you will agree when I say that we all need to work together to eliminate this social evil from our planet.