Call to Condemn Victim Blaming by German Officials

After German officials suggested that attacks against women can be prevented if women adhere to certain “codes of conduct” and not “provoke” attackers by walking near them, the ILF sent a letter to Chancellor Merkel. The letter demanded that the German Government unequivocally condemn these statements, and reiterate uncompromising support for the rights of all people, including women, to their civil right.

Statements endorsing policies which violate basic democratic values and freedoms, justification of crime and  victim blaming cannot be tolerated from government officials.

Click here to read the letter