Report – By Pacific Media Watch
A new United Nations study of 10,000 men in the Asia-Pacific region has found that nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied.
In Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, the report found that more than 6 out of 10 men have raped a woman. Just over 4 out of 10 said they had raped a non-partner.
Bougainville thus had the highest rate of rape in the multi-country study, which included interviews from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea.