Rape

Almost a quarter of men surveyed in a UN report looking at violence against women in parts of Asia have admitted to committing at least one rape.

Rape was particularly common within relationships. However, one in 10 men admitted raping a woman who was not their partner.

Ten thousand men from six countries took part in the survey.

Men were asked questions like:

  • Have you ever had sex with your partner when you knew she didn’t want to but you thought she should agree because she’s your wife/ partner?
  • Have you ever had sex with a woman or girl when she was too drunk or drugged to say whether she wanted it or not?

Nearly three quarters of those who committed rape said they did so for reasons of “sexual entitlement”.

Report author Dr Emma Fulu said: “They believed they had the right to have sex with the woman regardless of consent.

“The second most common motivation reported was to rape as a form of entertainment, so for fun or because they were bored.”

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