Kate Hodal “Nearly quarter of men in Asia-Pacific admit to committing rape” http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/sep/10/asia-pacific-rape-survey
国連開発計画（UNDP）*1など４つの国連機関のジョイント･プログラムであるPartners for Prevention*2がバングラデシュ、中国、カンボディア、インドネシア、パプア･ニューギニア、スリランカの18〜48歳までの男性10,000人、女性3,000人を対象にして行った調査によると*3 、10％の男性が非パートナーの女性をレイプしたことがあると答えている。パートナーに対するレイプを含めると、レイプ経験者は25％に達する*4。
これはかなりショッキングな数字なのではないだろうか。調査者のひとりである Emma Fulu博士も驚きを隠していない；
"This is really the first time we've had data on rape perpetration on this scale, not just in the region but in the world, and I think it probably suggests rape is more widespread than we had thought, and the perpetration of rape starts earlier than people perhaps thought, which really highlights the need to start working with younger boys and girls to stop the violence," she said.
Men who had suffered childhood physical or sexual abuse themselves were more likely to perpetrate sexual violence later in life, researchers found, while those who had paid for sex or had a high number of sexual partners were more likely to rape a non-partner.
"It's not just about men's experience of physical and sexual abuse as children, but the emotional environment they grow up in, which has a big impact on violence later in life, as well as the other types of victimisation, like homophobic bullying and violence and being raped themselves," said Fulu. "It's not in any way excusing men's behaviour – men still need to be held accountable for their action – but it does highlight that we need to understand the lives of men."
Recommendations for reducing rape in the region include changing social norms, such as the normalisation of violence against women in many countries, promoting alternative notions of "manhood', ending impunity for men who commit rape, and cutting down on the use of violence to discipline children.
*3:Emma Fulu, Xian Warner, Stephanie Miedema, Rachel Jewkes, Tim Roselli, and James Lang Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV, 2013 http://www.partners4prevention.org/sites/default/files/resources/p4p-report.pdf ISBN:9789746803601 “The UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific” http://www.partners4prevention.org/about-prevention/research/men-and-violence-study
*4:質問においては、「レイプ」という言葉は用いられていない。（英語では）”Have you ever forced a woman who was not your wife or girlfriend at the time to have sex?”または”Have you have ever had sex with a woman who was too drugged or drunk to indicate whether she wanted it?”というワーディング。