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This is the first in a monthly series of articles about Violence Against Women. Many Filipinos abroad become victims or rape and other sexual abuses. Disseminating information about gender-based violence is a way of empowering women. Rape, one of the worst human rights violations, happens everywhere. The stories are horrific: In November last year, three unidentified youths kidnapped and raped a Filipina maid in Kuwait, the news site Arab Times reported. In Australia, just this month, a mother of four raped her own 11-year-old daughter to teach her about sex. The newspaper Sunshine Coast Daily said the mother, 37, in a “bizarre sex education,” used her mobile phone to create three films showing her raping her youngest daughter. Also this month in India, a 19-year-old student was gang-raped inside a moving bus before she was killed, the news site Emirates 24/7 reported. Citing United States Department of Justice statistics (Violence against Women, 1994), the blogsite Rape Survivor Journey said in the US:
- About 25% rapes happens in a public area or in a parking garage;
- About 31% of the female victims said the rapist was a stranger, and
- In 29% of rapes, the offender used a weapon.