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A new law was passed recognizing sex without consent as rape. Abuse of minorities increased during the national COVID-19 lockdown. A discriminatory law on social housing remained in place. The authorities failed to protect the rights of children born with variations in sex characteristics.
Denmark Sexual Violence

The long road to a consent-based rape law in Denmark

As a human rights activist there are moments where we feel things shift. One of those moments came last year during a meeting with Denmark’s then Justice Minister, Søren Pape Poulsen. I was there to discuss with him our Amnesty International’s Let’s Talk About Yes campaign to urge the government to...