Last year, the Philippine National Police received reports of more rapes than ever before.
Three thousand and thirty one rape cases were reported last year, an increase of almost 70% since 1990. Sen. Loren Legarda said "We now have what can be described as an epidemic of rape and other forms of sexual violence against women and children."
Experts estimate that the actual number of rapes occurring is much higher than official estimates indicate, given that many rape victims never report their attacks.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .