Breaking the Silence: Sexual Violence in Cambodia

Monday, March 8, 2010
Author: 
Amnesty International
Countries: 
Asia
South Eastern Asia
Cambodia
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Reports of women and girls being raped are on the increase in Cambodia. Amid a culture of impunity, victims have limited access to justice and the acute lack of medical services and psychological support reflects social attitudes to rape and other sexual violence. This report exposes how corruption and discrimination within the police and courts prevent survivors of rape from receiving justice and the necessary assistance. Amnesty International calls on the Cambodian government to firmly address inadequate law enforcement, extrajudicial settlements, weak prosecution and widespread corruption in cases of suspected sexual violence.

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Amnesty International, Breaking the Silence, 2010