How many men in Asia admit to rape?

2 Nov


By Ruth Alexander

“One in four men across Asia admit to having committed rape.” This statistic was widely reported around the world, following the publication of a UN study. Could that possibly be the case?

The numbers look shocking. A quarter of men in Asia admitting to having raped? It seems a huge proportion.

But returning to the original study, it is soon apparent that the stark headlines are not supported by the evidence. The reality is more complicated.

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