Tuesday, March 10, 2015
“We simply don’t want to hear that we’ve got a problem with abuse and violence in Denmark. And this is despite the fact that as recently as last Christmas we ran out of places at our women’s shelter due to the surge in violent domestic disputes. These stories never make it into the media. In the same way, girls have to put up with being groped by boys at school whose actions are simply dismissed of as mere ‘messing about’. Even though we have good action plans to tackle violence against women, the European study is confirmation that we’ve become blinkered with our blind belief that equality has been sorted out once and for all,” tells Ulla Tornemand.