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Asia – A recent study found that 1 in 10 men in certain parts of Asia admitted to the rape of a woman who wasn’t their partner. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the large rape and sexual violence study showed the number to be higher with the inclusion of their wife or girlfriend.
The results were purportedly based on a survey of only six countries in Asia. Factors researchers say contributed to the results included poverty, childhood emotional or physical abuse, and engrained sexist attitudes.
Rachel Jewkes of South Africa’s Medical Research Council, who led the study and another one that found one-third of women across the globe say they had been victims of sexual or domestic violence, is quoted by the AP as stating, “It’s clear violence against women is far more widespread in the general population than we thought.”
For the new research 10,000 men in Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea were surveyed. The word “rape” was not used; however, the respondents were asked whether they had forced women to engage in sexual activities or forced sexual acts on women who were intoxicated and unable to consent.
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