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A first time for Berlin but not the first time for Germany.
At the Oktoberfest in Munich positive experiences were made. “Many women who have been sexually molested do not want to place an ad. We give them the opportunity to withdraw safely, “the spokeswoman said. In Munich, about 30 women seeking help there reported about 30 cases.

B.Z. (translated):

For the first time, New Year’s Eve at the Brandenburg Gate will provide a security area for victims of sexual assault.

For the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Germany, the organizer has set up a protection zone for molested women this year.

“Women’s Safety Area”

The so-called “Women’s Safety Area” is a retreat for women who are sexually harassed. “We have developed such a concept,” says a speaker of the party on BZ request. In front of the white tent there are two security staff, inside there are psychologically trained personnel from the crisis intervention service.


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