Country Denmark
Year 2016 - 2017
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Stalking

Brief Description

Initiatives against stalking were taken by the Government of Denmark in order to send a clear signal that stalking is a completely unacceptable behavior, to strengthen the police efforts against stalking, to improve help and counseling for persons exposed to stalking and to strengthen the knowledge about stalking to professionals and the population. In March 2016, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Children, Education and Gender Equality presented the package of initiatives “Stop Stalking”. As part of the implementation of “Stop Stalking” an amendment of the law came into force 1 January 2017 by which the police were given the opportunity to give a temporary restraining order. 

Source of Information

Denmark's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.30

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