Breaking the stigma surrounding male rape

Oscar clasps hands

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius clasps his hands in front of him as he stands in the dock during his bail application hearing at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s rape statistics are among the highest in the world.

Most interventions to reduce these figures focus on female survivors.

Matrix Men, an organisation that supports male rape survivors, says the stigma surrounding this crime makes it difficult to obtain reliable statistics.

Activists believe as many as one in six men will in their lifetime suffer sexual abuse - and say men should start talking about it.

See a full report in the video above.

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