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This 2011 study found out of 750 women interviewed in the Western Province, as many as 58% had not spoken about inc… https://t.co/eZj7aQDTby
23rd April, 2018
There's disparity in sentencing too - across rape, statutory rape and grave sexual abuse cases, and when looking at… https://t.co/VmD8u5mjlR
23rd April, 2018
"The charge of rape being the easiest charge a woman can make against a man in this world". No mention of psycholog… https://t.co/qDpqdqiVgi
23rd April, 2018
This was a trend - "If victim's telling the truth, then why did x happen?" x being a family member being close by/i… https://t.co/7PRUh7cIuP
23rd April, 2018
Here's an excerpt from one judgment - the victim was deemed not credible partly because she had not immediately rep… https://t.co/u2zgUMr1uu
23rd April, 2018
Here's where it gets interesting - 22 out of 28 cases overturned on appeal, because the victim's testimony was not… https://t.co/GItFlgiMkj
23rd April, 2018
Many cases did not contain details of the victim's circumstances or background - and even key details such as age w… https://t.co/AG5GkIVq0o
23rd April, 2018
#SriLanka's legal definition of rape is such that the victim can only be female. All 9 cases where the victims were… https://t.co/r3qbyO2UcK
23rd April, 2018 #SriLanka
The report cites the grave crimes abstract of police statistics, and highlights that 98% of 'true cases' are pendin… https://t.co/0QwXh9SMIo
23rd April, 2018
@lstlanka released this report looking at 121 Court of Appeal judgments on rape and grave sexual abuse. The results… https://t.co/eTlp9O4FJU
23rd April, 2018