13 Nov '11, 10am

#Norway: 1 in 10 women have been raped #VAW

Norway has the reputation of being one of the most gender-egalitarian countries in the world. But a recent report about sexual violence against women in Norway — where one in 10 women over the age of 15 has been raped — sadly suggests that gender equality and an extensive infrastructure to address rape cases are not sufficient to prevent violence against women. The Norwegian Justice Ministry says that at least 80 percent of those cases of rape are never officially reported while only ten percent end in a conviction. Furthermore, 9 percent of women experience sexual assault in a relationship, says a 2005 survey by the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research. Indeed, Norway is one of 127 countries in the world in which rape within marriage is not explicitly criminalized . Laura Turquet, chief author of the U.N. 2011 Progress of the World’s Women report, says that...

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