Gay people unlikely to report intimate partner violence: expert


It is possible that more that 90 percent of individuals subject to intimate partner violence in homosexual relationships in Taiwan do not seek help from government-run support networks, Fan Kuo-yung (范國勇), a former member of the Executive Yuan’s Gender Equality Committee said Friday. According to the World Health Organization, intimate partner violence is one of the most common forms of violence and includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse, as well as controlling behavior by an intimate partner. Fan, who is currently CEO of the Modern Women’s Foundation, made the statement at a forum held by the foundation and Taiwan LGBT Hotline Association, a non-profit LGBT rights advocate group, at National Taiwan University. According to a 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, conducted by U.S. Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals who self-identified as lesbian, gay, and bisexual reported rates of violence that were equal to or higher than those reported by self-identified heterosexuals.

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