Activists demand action to help rape victims
Case involving teen sparks angry backlash
- 11 Sep 2017 at 07:30
- WRITER: PATPON SABPAITOON
Police investigators believe multiple gang rapes of a 14-year-old girl took place at this Phangnga province shack at 'peaceful' Ban Koh Raet village. (Photo by Achadtaya Cheunniran)
Child rights activists have urged the government to come up with more effective mechanisms to empower and amplify the voices of victims so rapists will be brought to justice.
The activists from various gender and child rights organisations voiced their demands Sunday at a seminar titled "The Rise of Rape and Violence: Wake Up Thailand!" in the wake of the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in Phangnga's Takua Thung district between May and October last year.
The seminar, attended by about 100 participants, was held in Bangkok.
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