China: Possible Law Change Means Men Can Be Rape Victims

by Admin on August 11, 2015

Proof that a single letter can be a powerful thing – a joint letter calling for an amendment in Chinese law that will mean men can be considered victims in rape crimes, is being considered, reports the South China Morning Post.

A woman’s group, which remains unnamed, made suggestions regarding the draft of Amendment number 9 of China’s Criminal Law in a letter sent to National People’s Congress.

This letter gained the support of nine NGO’s, legal experts as well as 1149 individuals who signed their support.

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Hong Daode, a law professor from the China University of Political Science and Law, told the Global Times:

“Everyone should be equal and should be protected from rape […] Internationally speaking, male rape is included in the sexual offences legislation in many countries, and China should also keep up with that trend, in particular, underage boys should have the same legal protection as girls when it comes to sexual offences.”

The potential changes are now being discussed by officials.

See the full story here.

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