One of South Africa’s leading experts on multiple perpetrator rape is coming to Middlesex University to discuss how the male perpetrators of these crimes differ in their behaviour and attitudes.
Director of the South African Medical Research Center Gender & Health Unit Professor Rachel Jewkes will explore the question of how South African men who disclose having engaged in multiple perpetrator rape differ from those have raped alone and from men who have not raped.
Often considered a game, male bonding or punishment of a girlfriend in many South African communities where group rape is seen as justified or harmless fun.
Professor Jewkes has spent 12 years researching gender-based violence, particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence in South Africa. Professor Jewkes has worked closely with the South African government over many years on sexual violence policy in the health sector, and has worked with the World Health Organisation.
Middlesex University Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology Dr Miranda Horvath said: “We are delighted to welcome Professor Jewkes to Middlesex University. The impact of her research is far reaching not just in Africa but worldwide.
“She will provide her unique insight which everyone here will no doubt be captivated and interested by.”