Massive help on the way for victims of rape – consent to the school curriculum

There is historical help on the way for victims of rape. Among other things, the consent and voluntariness in the context of sex be on the road in the school

Massive help on the way for victims of rape – consent to the school curriculum

There is historical help on the way for victims of rape.

Among other things, the consent and voluntariness in the context of sex be on the road in the school curriculum.

It is apparent from even a series of recommendations from an expert panel set up by the ministry of Justice.

the Recommendations are the second place, as the panel comes with, after they were set up by the previous minister of justice, mr Søren Pape Poulsen (K), and since restored by Nick Hækkerup (S), after B. T.'s revelations of massive shortcomings in this area.

The new recommendations have four concrete actions.

The first consists in the fact that the department of Justice to obtain experiences from other countries, when it comes to treatment of victims of abuse, which are often heavily traumatised. It is a big problem for many victims, as B. T. has been able to describe in the series 'Raped'.

The second action is a proposal to the Ministry of Children and education on consent and voluntariness must be included in school sex education.

A third action will play together with the upcoming change, which consent must be written into the voldtægtslovgivningen. In the context the expert panel, to launch a campaign to educate about consent and voluntariness.

As a final action wishes expert panel to establish a 'corps' of bistandsadvokater, which can be with from the moment, a victim report a rape, and all the way through the system.

Earlier this year, the panel came with three other approaches, which all were immediately initiated by Søren Pape Poulsen. Also, the current minister of justice, welcomed the new measures, which are expected to be implemented on a continuous basis.

"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 Nick Haekkerup, in a press release, explaining:

"Rape is one of the most offensive crimes a human being can suffer, and we must do everything we can to help the victims. Now we want to look at the recommendations, which the panel has come up with. And in the new year, I look also forward to receiving Straffelovrådets proposal for a new voldtægtsbestemmelse."

As B. T. previously described, it is estimated that more than 5,000 women are victims of abuse annually. Only a few of them declare the abuse – and even fewer see their rapist conclusively judged.

And there is also satisfaction with the government's supporting parties.

"That is assessed annually to be over 5,000 rapes or attempted rape with women as victims, while only 69 in 2018 was found guilty. The low number of perpetrators shows that rape victims legal certainty is challenged," says The People's spokesman, Kristian Hegaard, which is backed by the Unity Rosa Lund.

"I am very pleased with the recommendations, they are spot on and underpins the Unity's long-standing work to get a samtykkelov, which now also comes to the spring. Now starts the work to get the recommendations made to reality, but with this report as a starting point we are a step closer to that goal," she says.

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 06:00

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