ADDED ON: 10/04/2018

Cameroon Lesbian ‘Witches’ Chained, Raped by Families

10/02/2018 | IOL

During a dreary Sunday morning church service, 14-year-old Viviane — tired of wrestling with her sexual attraction to girls &mdash resigned herself to an unhappy conclusion: she was bewitched.  “I didn’t see girls like everyone else — I thought it was a bad spirit that had invaded me,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation with a rueful laugh by phone from France, where she sought asylum last year with her girlfriend’s help. “So I started praying to make it go away.” But her prayers failed. Four years later, Viviane was chained to the wall and violently raped by a man who her family forced her to marry after discovering that she was a lesbian.


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