Women victims of violence in Asia


Close to one-fourth of men surveyed in a United Nations report on violence against women in parts of Asia have admitted to raping a woman at least once. While common in relationships, one in 10 said he has raped a woman not his partner. Nearly three-fourths of those who committed rape said they did so because of a sense of “sexual entitlement.” A second most common reason was entertainment or for fun, followed by the desire to punish. Those who were surveyed came from 6 countries — Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, China and Indonesia. Surprisingly, the least common motivation for rape was alcohol, according to Dr Emma Fulu, author of the report.

Read the full story on the BBC.

A related story is on the Washington Post.

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