Problem

Punitive rape

Other Names:
Reprisal rape
Damning rape
Judgemental rape
Incidence:
In 1991, in a boarding school in central Kenya, an angry group of teenage boys viciously attacked and raped 71 schoolgirls for refusing to participate in a protest strike against the local school administrators. Nineteen girls lost their lives.

A fatwa was reportedly issued on an Iranian woman sentenced to death to the effect that, prior to her execution, she be raped by her jailer, the purpose being that as a violated woman she would definitely not be able to enter heaven and would be condemned for eternity to hell.

Broader Problems:
Rape
Eternal punishment
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
03.07.1996 – 00:00 CEST