After a 16-year-old girl was raped in the Bavarian town Mering, police recommended that people should take precautions and accompany their children when they leave home.
The Wilhelm-Diss High School in Pocking/Bavaria, gave parents the safety advice to pay close attention how their daughters are dressed. They have concerns and worry about an overly permissive outfit, which could be easily misunderstood by the immigrants.
Politician’s are troubled and understand the concerns.
The public was still taken by surprise, when they heard that Munich refugee camp Security guards are engaged in dealing with drugs, weapons and tolerated prostitution. Whereas, where they have been assigned to ensure the safety of the asylum seekers. Nevertheless, no one has the courage to intervene.
Even though, citizens are asked in their own country, to pay close attention to a modest dressing of their own children in order not to incite refugees.
For decades, Women's Rights activists have been very alert of oversexed men.
The only information about assaults has been reported in the Hessen Newspaper, Giessener Anzeiger. They disclosed a letter from the German Landfrauen to the provincial government in which it was asked to help refugee women. They wrote:
A survey in the Wisconsin State Journal revealed that one in four women at UW-Madison experience sexual assault. Thousands of undergraduate women students have been asked. 25 percent of them felt in one or the other form sexual harassed. That is a slightly higher rate than female college student’s nationwide report. For Chancellor Rebeca Blank this result is not new. <<What many at UW-Madison already knew-that sexual assault is a serious problem at the University and, while progress has been made in education students, more work needs to be done. Every student has the right to be safe. Far too many sexual assaults are still happening at UW and at campuses across the country>>, Blank said.
The Association of American University conducted the survey at 27 universities nationwide. There were 150.000 students who participated. It was revealed that undergraduate women are the most vulnerable students to become victims of sexual assault. 23.1 percent of them said they underwent some form of non-consensual sexual contact. Whereas 11 percent had been raped.
Chancellor Rebeca Blank acknowledged: <<I would very much like to believe that we are doing a better job now… as people have come to understand more about sexual assault and how it occurs and how we reach out to students>>.
The confidence, female students have in the UW’s ability to handle the proceedings varies. For Valencia Raphael, lots of things have changed since she first came to the campus. She clearly noticed progress how officials and others at the university handle sexual assault. <<But in order to reduce the number of assaults, people must no longer see sexual assault as a problem that only affects those who are more likely to be victims of it, such as women or lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students. This is everybody’s issue. If someone is victimized, that someone is a family member, a friend, a classmate>>, Raphael says. For her the key to getting more people to understand and change their behavior lays in understanding how intrusive sexual assault is to anybody.
Sarah Van Orman, executive director of the University Health Service desire is, that students learn how to intervene as bystanders to prevent assaults (2) . The task to protect women from sexual predators has to concern all of us.