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The Clash Over Virginity Testing in South Africa

When the South African Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) ruled in June 2016 that a so-called “maiden bursary” scheme introduced by a district earlier in the year to reward women for remaining virgins was “unlawful, unfair, unreasonable and unconstitutional,” the decision was welcomed by gender and human rights activists. But cultural leaders in the country are pushing back against the ruling, saying it infringes on cultural rights, and that virginity testing is an integral part of Zulu tradition.
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