Equality Ombudsman will put anklets on perpetrators

Hanne BjurstrømHanne Bjurstrøm.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

To prevent restraining orders being broken perpetrators should be followed more closely, for example through the use of anklets, says Women’s Shelter and Equality and Anti-Discrimination Hanne Bjurstrøm.

Friday was the International Day for combating violence against women.

The Discrimination Ombudsman and Women’s Shelter is launching a joint campaign with the aim of doing more to help victims of violence get their lives back, while perpetrators must make adaptions.

– The same woman can report 200 times without consequences for the oppressor. It is totally unacceptable, says Tove Smaadahl leader in the Women’s Shelter.

Hanne Bjurstrøm points out that in seven out of ten partner homicides, the victim has been exposed to violence in advance of the murder.

– It is a paradox that it is the victim of violence and their children who must be punished.

They must take all customizations with security alarm, moving and living on hidden address when their lives are threatened. The burden must be on the perpetrator, so that the victim can get their life back, says Bjurstrøm.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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