Hungary: Health Professional Action: Rape and sexual violence in the home
In Hungary two thirds of sexual crimes are committed by people known to the victim. Social prejudices about rape are widespread. Health professionals frequently show a lack of understanding of how to respond appropriately to women who have experienced sexual violence. Governmental failure to acknowledge the seriousness of rape is reflected in the lack of support centres and services for victims. Amnesty International is calling for crimes of sexual violence to be taken as seriously as other acts of violence against the person and for victims of such crimes to be provided with adequate care and legal support.
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