This briefing focuses on rape within marriage, which is an aspect of domestic violence that is rarely considered. Both men and women experience sexual violence and coercion within relationships. Although this policy brief examines the rape of women by their male partners, the issues may be relevant for other abusive relationships. The aim of the policy brief is to demonstrate that forced sex within relationships is rape. This needs to be acknowledged and addressed by Members of Parliament.
APHRC Policy Brief No. 13, 2 pp.