Tuesday 3 April 2012

Lecture: multiple perpetrator rape

On the 2nd May 2012 at 6.30pm Professor Rachel Jewkes, Director of the South African Medical Research Council Gender and Health Unit, will be giving a free public lecture about multiple perpetrator rape hosted by Middlesex University Forensic Psychological Services.  The event is free to anyone who wishes to attend however there is limited space so if you plan on attending, please RSVP by the 27th April 2012 by emailing fps@mdx.ac.uk

Once you have reserved your place, the organisers will send you directions to the event.

Professor Rachel Jewkes is the Director of the South African Medical Research Council Gender & Health Unit and is based in Pretoria. She trained as a medical doctor and is a specialist in Public Health Medicine. Rachel has spent the last 12 years researching genderbased violence, particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence in South Africa. She has authored over one hundred and fifty publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and reports. She has worked closely with the South African Government over many years on sexual violence policy in the health sector. She is the Secretary of the Sexual Violence
Research Initiative, an initiative of the Global Forum for Health Research, and was a member of the steering committee of the WHO multi-country study on Violence against Women.
The invite states:
Group rape in South Africa is commonly known as streamlining and is often seen as a game, performed as part of male peer group bonding or an act of punishment of a girlfriend. Thus it is presented by men as alternately deserved, or harmless fun. This lecture will explore the question of how South African men who disclose having engaged in multiple perpetrator rape (with or without having raped alone) differ from those have raped alone and from men who have not raped.