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Technology can help crime victims deal with the situation - but the best solution is to avoid people being victims in the first place. Shutterstock.com

Anti-rape devices may have their uses, but they don’t address the ultimate problem

The Rape-aXe ‘female condom’, anti-rape underwear and an anti-groping stamp are all now on the market. But they put the onus on women to protect themselves, rather than on men not to attack them.
Mothers iron their daughters’ breasts as a way of preventing early marriage and keeping their daughters in school for longer. Shutterstock

Breast ironing: a harmful practice that doesn’t get sufficient attention

Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
The UGM rape case is a reminder that our priority should be to stand with the survivors of sexual assault. www.shutterstock.com

Victim-blaming culture holds back #MeToo in Indonesia

Under victim-blaming attitudes, the survivors of sexual violence suffer from double victimisation: being assaulted and being blamed.

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