100 Women: Rugby for lesbians in South Africa

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100 Women: Rugby for lesbians in South Africa


In Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township, a new rugby team has come together to fight hate and discrimination.

The Khayelitsha Cats are an all-lesbian team determined to raise awareness of the targeted rape and murder of gay men and lesbians in South Africa.

Video journalist: Christian Parkinson

What is 100 Women?

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. In 2017, we’re challenging them to tackle four of the biggest problems facing women today – the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, harassment in public spaces and sexism in sport.

With your help, they’ll be coming up with real-life solutions and we want you to get involved with your ideas. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use #100Women





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