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Factors leading to rape claimed by the report, included: "Media: pornographic movies, web-sites, magazines and videos. It was found that liquor and drug usage makes an offender more likely to offend, and lack of love, care and warmth within the family can lead to social problems and risky behaviors. Social belief is cited as another crucial factor, especially the Thai social value of disparate entitlement of rights and values between men and women.
Raped victims are affected physically and mentally. Some became pregnant, and then turned to abortion. Some were infected with AIDS. Some married couples became divorced. Those who were raped by their fathers or relatives, without proper assistance, are in despair, mentally and physically.
No clear measures have been enforced to guarantee safety for women and children. A proper solution is to promote cooperation of all parties concerned, ranging from families, education institutions, the government and the media.
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|Publication:||Voices of Thai Women|
|Date:||May 1, 2006|
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