A man 3 times her age repeatedly tries to molest her everyday on her way home from school, girl complains to her parents.
Finally, one day, the man has his way with her.
When the issue is brought up to the community, guess what they do?
The girl is accused of having sex with a married man.
In full view of the community, the girl is whipped 70 times. Finally, bloody and bruised, her little frail body can take no more and collapses.
She died in the hospital from the injuries inflicted on her.
Sadly, these type of events are not that uncommon in the Asian country of Bangladesh, majority Muslim.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/0 ... index.html
This story is definitely not isolated. It seems in that part of the world, the community oftentimes doesn't want to deal with the fact of what one of their men has done. So all the blame is put on the female victim. If a little girl gets raped, it must be her fault. Sometimes they stone the poor girl to death.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ASHED.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... istan.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoning_o ... im_Duhulow
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ltery.html
A woman who tells her family that she was raped sometimes faces the risk of being doused with petrol and burned alive by her own family:
In that culture it's considered shameful to have a woman who was raped or had a scandalous sexual relationship in the family, so it's considered an "honor killing" when they remove that shame from the family by killing her:
http://www.nation.co.ke/news/world/Hono ... index.html
So, in light of all this, ask yourself, if you were a woman in this part of the world and got raped, how likely would it be you'd decide to report it?
Add onto this that there's a huge amount of shame in that culture, so women are very reluctant to report what happened:
Even when they do report it, it's often very hard for them to get justice, in some places:
https://pulitzercenter.org/projects/pak ... ation-fund
The police or village elders might not even record the rape in the crime statistics.
The official statistics probably do not truly reflect the real rape rates in this region of the world.
Lastly, don't forget that the entire culture in some of these societies is built around protecting women, covering up their entire bodies, women kept segregated from men who are not related to them, women often only going out into public when accompanied by male family members to protect them. Of course all those built-in cultural protections don't exist in other places like Europe.