Help stop Hungary’s rape promotion program

Rape promotion program

Hungary’s police just released a national ad that blames women for being raped and it’s going viral across the country. The video campaign blames women for rape because they drink, dance and dress provocatively. It’s going viral, but we can help women speaking out across the country to get the ad banned.

Hungary’s police get their funds from EU governments. If we build a mega call to halt Hungary’s funding until it’s police stops promoting rape, it could be a powerful way to get the video pulled.

It’s hard enough for sexual assault victims to seek help from officials, but now the very police supposed to protect Hungary’s women are literally telling them rape is their fault. The video, after showing images of young women drinking, getting dressed to go out, dancing in strange provocative poses and then drinking at a club right before one of them is attacked, ends with the slogan: “You are responsible, you can do something about it!”

It was produced by the Baranya County Police Headquarters but approved by the National Council for crime prevention, and despite the national outcry, nothing has been done and the video is still being promoted nationally. Each and every time any person is victimised by the people sent to protect them, it’s up to us to draw a line in the sand and show the world that millions stand behind them.

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How you can help

Avaaz heads a petition to be sent to the police’s main funders, who can cancel the ad and push Hungary to protect women, not promote rape.

“We call on you to use your leverage to ensure the people of Hungary do not form misconceptions of rape as well as rape victims, and work towards creating policies which protect, not harm women.”

Click below to sign the petition:


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