Ombudsman Claes Borgström presents his report

Better Treatment for Rape Victims

According to Sweden’s Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, government agencies here have to improve their treatment of victims of sexual attacks.

Many rape victims fail to make police complaints, often because they fear how they will received or believed. In a report presented to the government Tuesday, the Ombudsman calls for round-the-clock units within the healthcare system to take care of victims of sexual crimes.

The report also calls for free legal advice for victims before they might file a police complaint.

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