The Cabinet has allocated 11 million euros for an “action plan” to combat sexual harassment and violence, and the issue will focus on “laws and regulations, public campaigns, safe working conditions and helping victims.
The government said 22% of women and 6% of men were victims of sexual violence, and 50% of women and 20% of men were sexually harassed in a physical sense.
The campaign is partly based on a proposal made by government commissioner Mariette Hammer. appointed shortly after Dutch sex abuse scandal voice to investigate the issue.
The law must make clear what behavior is permissible, what is not permissible, and what constitutes a crime. increase.”
At the same time, some laws currently in force will be expanded to make it “criminal to make sexual threats in public and offline and online sex chats with children under the age of 16.”
And the National Bureau of Statistics CBS reported on Friday: 52% of young women Based on an online survey of 24,000 people, who said they had been the victim of some form of sexually unacceptable behavior in the past year.
Also on Friday it was revealed Maastricht University introduces mandatory first-year classes on identifying and dealing with sexual abuse.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2023/01/government-invests-e11-million-on-combating-sexual-harassment/ Government invests €11 million in fighting sexual harassment