Breaking the silence

May 8, 2019
domestic violence

Survivors of rape in Cambodia face limited access to justice, medical services and counselling, Amnesty International said in a report issued on 8 March 2010, as rapes of women and girls appear to be increasing.

Breaking the silence: Sexual violence in Cambodia, issued to mark International Women’s Day, exposes how corruption and discrimination within the police and courts prevent survivors of rape from receiving justice and required assistance, while most perpetrators go unpunished.

Amnesty International researchers found sex workers and women living in poverty faced serious obstacles in seeking justice and medical services. They were unable to pay bribes which were often required of them from the police and others, and could not afford legal or medical services.

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