Shocking levels of Widespread Gang Rapes in Cambodia as Youth consider ‘Gang rape’ as a culture.
Researchers tackling violence against women have taken the unusual step of interviewing men, to find out why they do it.
According to a UN report, one in four men admit to rape across Asia and the Pacific.
In Cambodia, recorded rates of gang rape are unexpectedly high
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.