20% of all males raped are violated by their female relatives

According to statistics released by the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) Rural Livelihood Assessment of 2017 on domestic violence 20% of men who were raped in the country’s rural provinces were violated by female relatives while 24% of women were also raped by their male relatives.

Masvingo is the only province which did not record any sexual assault case against men by female relatives. Manicaland recorded the highest number of the sexual violence cases against women at 1,6 percent while Mashonaland Central had the highest number for men at 1 percent. Matabeleland South had the least sexual assaults at 0,2 percent. 35,8 percent of the females and 19 percent of the males have experienced spousal abuse.

More: Chronicle

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