Over 90% of Indonesian rape cases go unreported
- More than 90 percent of rape cases in Indonesia go unreported, highlighting the country's "deafening silence" around sexual violence as victims fear being blamed, organisers of a recent poll on the issue said on Monday.
The survey was carried out after the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl sparked public outrage.
Of the 25,213 respondents polled online, around 6.5 percent - or 1,636 people - said they had been raped and of these, 93 percent said they had not reported the crime, fearing repercussions.
Two-thirds of the rape survivors were under 18, according to the survey jointly conducted by Lentera Sintas Indonesia, a support group for victims of sexual violence, local magazine Magdalene and online petition website, Change.org.(Excerpt) Read more at: news.trust.org ...
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