In the Netherlands, 19 percent of women and 3 percent of men have experienced someone entering their body without consent. The perpetrators are often not punished. If there are no signs of coercion, you are not legally raped. Amnesty believes the law should change. Rape victims deserve recognition and better legal protection.
Amnesty is campaigning to ensure that the norm in the Netherlands is based on equality, voluntariness, and consent. Rape is a human rights violation. With the public campaign #LetsTalkAboutYES we want to start a dialogue about sex and consent, especially among young people. We are also pushing for a new rape law. A law that criminalizes sex without consent as rape.
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