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Romanian issue with sexual violence


The recent The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) report on the state of violence against women in the EU shows that at least 6% of Romanian women have suffered an act of sexual violence after the age of 15. In net numbers, over 600,000 women have been at some point in their life, victims of sexual violence. State authorities and the public opinion minimize the magnitude of the problem with much fewer cases a year undergoing prosecution. On average, no more than 450 cases of sexual violence a year, end up with a definitive court sentence involving jail time for the offender. Meanwhile, numerous women go through the thorny road of rape survival without any specialized help or support, as there are simply no such services available for victims.

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