Sexual violence against women and children in Chinese societies

Edward Ko Ling Chan

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Abstract

This article provides a comprehensive overview of the reported patterns of sexual violence against women and children in China. It reviews the prevalence of and risk factors for various types of sexual violence and discusses community knowledge and perceptions of these violent acts. It also critically examines three major problems of sexual violence research in China. First, the diversity of findings and study methods reported by surveys and criminal reports reflects the problems in obtaining accurate figures on the scope of the problem. Second, precautions must be taken in reading studies on Chinese culture-specific risk factors for domestic violence. Third, the study of culture-specific factors should not focus solely on cultural factors in a vacuum but rather, should examine traditional culture in the context of modern societies and consensus international standards of human rights. Recommendations for future research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-85
Number of pages17
JournalTrauma, Violence, and Abuse
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

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Chan, Edward Ko Ling. / Sexual violence against women and children in Chinese societies. In: Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 69-85.
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