EU survey shows 45 pc of Dutch women have been assaulted

5th March 2014, Comments 7 comments

Some 45 percent of women in the Netherlands say they have been subjected to either physical or sexual violence since reaching the age of 15.

This is according to a new report by the EU's Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna.

The EU average is 33 percent.

In particular, Dutch women score high when asked about sexual violence, with 18 percent saying they have been assaulted in some way, the NRC reports. Only Denmark has a higher figure. The EU average is 11 percent.


The report does not give reasons for the high Dutch and Danish figures but research chief Joanna Goodey told the NRC Dutch women may be more likely to describe some incidents as 'undesirable' and are more outspoken.

In addition, binge drinking – which is more widespread in northern than southern countries – may contribute, the NRC says.

Incidents of physical assault ranged from being pushed or shoved to being stabbed and punched.

Nevertheless, even if all the 'mild' incidents are filtered out, the results still show one in four European women has been confronted with physical or sexual assault.


The research is not based on actual reported attacks but on the research subject's perceptions.

In total, 42,000 women across all 28 EU countries were interviewed.

The research also showed one in five women has been stalked and almost 75 percent of women in management functions say they have had to deal with sexual harrassment at work.

One in four of them were harrassed at work in the year preceeding the survey.

Read the report


7 Comments To This Article

  • a.k.a. Doug Dante posted:

    on 8th March 2014, 13:16:17 - Reply

    "DIGNITY" is the first word you see in "The Violence Against Women report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)".

    The FRA denied male victims by design:

    "The survey asked women about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence"

    Dignity is what the EU denied this British teen who tried to kill himself several times because of the shame of being raped by a woman as a child:

    "I was 15 .. I was raped ... It's gotten to the point where, especially in the media, stuff like that, where it is very much portrayed as the female is the victim, and the male is the bad guy. Almost always portrayed that way. It's showed that men are sick, twisted monsters that take advantage of females to get what they want that basically .. the thing is, when you are a victim, and you are male, it makes it that much harder to talk about it, because you feel like, this is something that should not happen to me ... so when the male is the victim, they feel completely lost, completely alone, and that's how I felt. This is how I still do feel in a way ... the males need to get the attention too .. if you are a male who has been a victim of domestic abuse at the hands of a female, you need to tell the world, because until people start gaining that confidence, and it's hypocritical of me saying this because I didn't ... until the world starts shouting out that males are victims too it'll almost be seen as almost a taboo ... and I'm sick of it. ... you need to tell someone, you need to get help .. something I didn't mention in my suicide video .. holding this inside myself. this was the main thing. this was grief #1. this was the #1 reason. .. I am not going to let this thing control my life. .. I'm an 18 year old. I'm an adult ... for me, this is the last big issue in my life. .. if I ignore the fact that I never told anyone about the time I was raped .. the issues I had .. normal teenage problems .. wasn't something I felt isolated in .. and now, getting this off my chest, and telling my story, will help me to become that normal teenager I want to be."

    If you would like more information, please visit the reddit men's rights forum.

    We offer male victims something the deniers at the EU refuse to offer them.

  • Sigil posted:

    on 8th March 2014, 10:21:17 - Reply

    These feminist run surveys are deliberately misleading in that they intentionally avoid collecting data on women's violence against others, or men's experiences of violence. Were they sincere about ending violence, they would be looking into women's violence against children and their partners in in the home.
  • evlsi posted:

    on 7th March 2014, 09:20:58 - Reply

    James: why date when you can fly to Vegas? Girls are honest to you over there, they come to you for your wealth.
  • carrico posted:

    on 5th March 2014, 14:57:59 - Reply

    Excellent question, Bruce. What about verbal abuse?
  • Jim posted:

    on 5th March 2014, 13:31:43 - Reply

    Further questions pertinent to the survey are: who is doing the violence? Is there any particular ethnic group involved? Does this also include 'domestic violence' - violence committed by one's spouse or significant other?
  • euagenda posted:

    on 5th March 2014, 13:26:00 - Reply

    My goal is to get back to the good old feudalism and dark age.
  • Bruce posted:

    on 5th March 2014, 13:18:46 - Reply

    Violence against women is abhorrent but I can't help feeling this report is more EU nonsense to support a particular agenda. Why is there no similar report into violence against men?