Pervasive gender violence found in Asia-Pacific, UN study says

09/10/2013 | Thomson Reuters Foundation ·

A United Nations study of gender violence in six Asia-Pacific countries finds that gender violence is widespread, with nearly 25% men having committed rape. "The acknowledged motivations for rape highlight its foundation in gender inequality: men reported that they raped because they wanted to and felt entitled to, felt it was entertaining or saw it as deserved punishment for women," the study says.

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