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Hungary Cries unheard The failure to protect women from rape and sexual violence in the home

11th May 2007, 11:49:37 UTC

The almost insurmountable barrier that confronts girls and women in Hungary seeking justice
for rape is illustrated in these words of a judge, a woman who has been raped and police
officers interviewed by Amnesty International. Crimes of sexual violence wreck the lives of
women in every country in the world, and the effective prosecution of those responsible poses
challenges to all governments and societies. Yet in Hungary, the government and the criminal
justice system have yet to tackle the widespread prejudices that prevent women who have
been raped or subjected to other forms of sexual violence from obtaining justice or redress.

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