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Women in Denmark

Posted on October 14, 2020


Denmark is thought to be a very safe country, although 'common sense' safety precautions should be followed, especially by single women. The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence. Although the law provides criminal penalties of imprisonment for rape many consider it be widely underreported throughout the kingdom. “Mitigating circumstances” such as marriage can in some cases reduce imprisonment to four years for rape. Faroese and Greenlandic law criminalizes rape but reduces the penalty for rape and sexual violence within marriage.

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