The Centrum Seksueel Geweld (Centre for Sexual Violence) in Eindhoven received more reports than expected.
There have been, on average, ten cases reported per week in a six week period. The expection was for three cases a week. The Centrum Seksueel Geweld is located at the Emergency Room at Catharina Hospital.
Victims of sexual violence can go there for medical and/or psychological help.
‘In the past, this help was insufficient and poorly co-ordinated. These victims were often ignored. They had retell their experience to various different people,’ says project leader, Wil Saenen. ‘Now the victim gets support in the form of a case-manager, who guides them through the whole process, from the doctor to the police to the psychologist. They are treated differently and are more protected.’