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Special Report Transcript Episode 64, Section 4, Time 12:15

During the 13 months of human rights violations hearings of the Truth Commission a large number of women gave testimony. Most of them came as the wives or mothers of victims, but it has become clear that women suffered in a different way. While torture and abuse happened to most political prisoners, female detainees were treated differently in one crucial respect: their bodies became areas of power in the relationship between torturer and prisoner. Women faced rape or the threat of rape, forced abortions and constant verbal abuse about their sexuality.

Notes: Max du Preez

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