Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pakistan "Struggles" to Combat Child Rapes

Disgusting place. 

"Activists and government leaders suggest various theories for the recent attacks."

"Some blame the country's conservative, Islamic-centered school system, which they say has been too slow to reverse cultural norms that treat females as inferior."

"Sahil staffers also worry about HIV-positive men who mistakenly believe they can be cured if they have sex with pre-adolescent girls. In February, according to media reports, a man cited his HIV-positive status as his reason for raping a 9-year-old and an 11-year-old in Islamabad. The girls were later killed."