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Violence against women and girls slips through ASEAN legal cracks

Activists push for regional enforcement as COVID fuels abuse 'shadow pandemic'

A shelter for abused women in Dawei, Myanmar, in 2019: ASEAN has sought to address high rates of violence against women, but activists say there is still a long way to go.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- K, a refugee from Myanmar, was 13 years old when she came to Mae Sot, a border town in Thailand. After finding domestic work in a local household, her employer's sister forced K to work in her massage parlor, where she was raped by older men.

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