Sexual assault and the response to sexual assault in the United States is far more progressive than the response to such complaints in other  countries.  Global grind  features interesting news and notes from around the world about sexual violence, sexual  violence prevention, sexual violence treatment, education and outreach.  Many factors influence a community and a country’s  response to sexual violence.  In particular attitudes towards women which in some countries  does not even recognize women’s right to exist. Women occupy position of chattle.   Attitudes toward sexual violence are indeed changing thanks to the efforts of many NGO’s and Amnesty International and Human Rights watch.

The Cambodian Women’s Crises Center reports that rape is on the rise in Siem Reap and others fiercely deny this claim.  Claiming that the figures reflect false reports of sexual violence

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