Consent on the part of the school curriculum to prevent rape

A panel of experts has come up with four recommendations, which should strengthen the effort against rape. sex education in schools must now include concepts

Consent on the part of the school curriculum to prevent rape

A panel of experts has come up with four recommendations, which should strengthen the effort against rape.

sex education in schools must now include concepts such as "consent" and "voluntariness".

It must be done in order to teach children and young people to read each other's signals and ensure that sex is always voluntary.

Thus reads one of the new recommendations from a panel of experts, which should strengthen the effort against rape.

The typing of the ministry of Justice in a press release.

- I am grateful to the panel of experts have used their knowledge and insight to come up with concrete proposals for how we can improve the situation for victims of rape, says justice minister Nick Hækkerup (S).

- Rape is one of the most offensive crimes a human being can suffer, and we must do everything we can to help the victims, he adds.

It was the former minister of justice, mr Søren Pape Poulsen (K), which in 2018 discounted the expert panel.

The last year has panel work on the actions on how to fight against rape to be strengthened, and how best to help the victims of rape in the process before and after any court proceedings.

the Panel has among other things consisted of experts from Amnesty International, Dannerstiftelsen and the national Association of Defense lawyers.

And it has been for the four recommendations.

At Amnesty International, programme manager, Helle Jacobsen particularly high hopes for the recommendation on sex education.

- As a tool to prevent sexual violence, I believe that an enhanced sexuality education and a specific focus on consent and voluntariness really, in the long term will be to prevent rape and sexual violence, she says.

in addition to a boost of sex education in schools suggest the panel, to launch an information campaign on usage, consent, and voluntariness.

the Panel considers, moreover, that the police and the prosecutor general should have better knowledge on how best to take account of the victims of rape, which has been subjected to a traumatic experience.

But also bistandsadvokatordningen need to be strengthened. It should among other things be achieved by the creation of a corps of bistandsadvokater, so rape victims can get help through the entire process - even before they report the rape to the police.

in Particular, this recommendation sounds good in the spokesman Karina lorentzen's (SF) ears:

- because we just know that when the victim has a by his side, increases the chance of falling judgment to the double, she says.

Nevertheless, says Karina Lorentzen, that she had wanted more from the recommendations.

the Government will now look closely at the recommendations that the panel has come up with, says the minister of justice in a press release.

For February is expected to be tabled a proposal for a samtykkelovgivning.

It is done on the basis of Straffelovrådets proposal for a new voldtægtsbestemmelse, which comes to January.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 11:00

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