Sexual violence blights Cambodia

One in four men admit to rape in Asia-Pacific region in survey, with Cambodia leading in recorded gang-rape cases.

    In a recent survey, five percent of men reported they participated in gang rape in Cambodia - one of the highest rates in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Still, fewer than 20 gang-rape cases were prosecuted in Cambodia last year.

    A law against domestic violence, passed in Cambodia in 2005, has led to a 15 percent reduction in violence in the home.

    There is increasing recognition that sexual violence needs to be tackled in the Southeast Asian nation.

    Al Jazeera’s Aela Callan reports from Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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