-Any woman raped by a man over the age of 25 has a one in four chance of her attacker being HIV-positive.
In a country where only seven percent of reported rapes lead to a conviction, this is a matter of crisis and the government has been thoroughly criticized for its inaction.
But why is rape so prevalent? The study’s lead researcher, Professor Rachel Jewkes, has a theory:
“I think it is down to ideas about masculinity based on gender hierarchy and the sexual entitlement of men. It’s rooted in an African ideal of manhood.”