According to the report published by the Netherlands ANP news agency, 47 percent of women in Rotterdam city were subjected to sexual harassment or sexual assault.
In the report of the study conducted by Rotterdam Erasmus University on behalf of the Municipality of Rotterdam, it was reported that women were afraid to go out at night.
In the report, the report stated that “Women who go out on the streets at night choose their clothes out of fear of being sexually harassed.”
The similarity between the findings of the same research conducted in 2016 and the results of this year was interpreted as the measures and campaigns taken in recent years have not been effective in reducing the numbers.
On the other hand, it was pointed out that the mobile application called StopApp, which was developed by the Rotterdam Municipality in 2017 to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault, showed positive results.
With the StopApp application, women who have been subjected to sexual harassment or sexual assault can make anonymous complaints and notifications about the place and people they have been harassed.