Around Phnom Penh on Wednesday, Cambodian men said they were not surprised by shocking new statistics showing that 1 in 5 men in the country have committed rape at least once in their lives, with many saying the problem was confined to the provinces. A U.N.-led survey into the pre*valence of physical and sexual violence against women in the Asia-Pacific found that in Cambodia, 20.8 percent of men confessed to rape, half of whom had first committed rape under age 20, while gang rape, or “bauk” in Khmer, was more common in Cambodia than most all other countries in the
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