File: Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad said victims were sometimes valued less than commercial interests.
CAPE TOWN - As the country commemorates 16 days of activism, a young woman from Khayelitsha recounted the day she was raped.
She was only 20 years old when the man -- armed with a knife -- raped her throughout the night before she managed to escape the next morning.
The woman blamed herself for the assault, saying that the rapist took advantage of her because she is a lesbian.
The rapist is now behind bars, but the victim continues to live in fear of others in her community.