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

Brief Description

The Government has taken initiatives to prevent sexual harassment in the digital realm, including with a package of initiatives against digital sexual abuse launched in 2017. For example, the maximum penalty for sharing intimate photographs or videos of others without consent has been increased from six months to a term not exceeding three years under aggravating circumstances. The maximum fine for indecent exposure such as unsolicited sharing of intimate photos of oneself has been doubled. Also, the Government has taken action to educate police personnel to better handle reports of digital sexual violations, and the police has recently launched a digital platform to make it easier to report digital sexual assaults and for the police to handle these cases. Through this, the Government of Denmark aims to send a clear signal that everyone has the right to draw the line on what intimate details they wish to share with other people and to step up preventive initiatives and create awareness of digital etiquette among young people.

Source of Information

Denmark's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.35