Demonstrators, numbering about 150, gathered to protest the lack of substantial legal protection for sexual assault victims in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

As anger mounts over Japan’s ‘outdated’ rape laws, outraged protesters take to the streets again

  • Protesters are taking to the streets for the sixth time in as many months after a man was acquitted of raping his daughter
  • The law requires the prosecution to prove there was overwhelming force or a threat, or that the victim was incapacitated
Topic |   Japan

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Demonstrators, numbering about 150, gathered to protest the lack of substantial legal protection for sexual assault victims in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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A recovering victim of the sex trade. Undercover investigations in sexual abuse cases are not permitted under Cambodian law, hindering authorities’ ability to tackle the crime. Photo: World Vision

Cybersex trafficking spreads across Southeast Asia, fuelled by internet boom. And the law lags behind

  • Undercover investigations in sexual abuse cases are not permitted under Cambodian law, hindering the authorities’ ability to catch criminals
  • The Philippines is considered the epicentre of cybersex trafficking but the crime is spreading across the region, including Vietnam and Cambodia
Topic |   Cambodia

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A recovering victim of the sex trade. Undercover investigations in sexual abuse cases are not permitted under Cambodian law, hindering authorities’ ability to tackle the crime. Photo: World Vision
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