The ‘Break the Silence’ hotline will be expanded with specific expertise on sexual abuse within closed communities.
Utrecht University previously conducted research into the willingness of abuse victims to report within the Jehovah’s Witnesses. A total of 751 people reported to the researchers, 292 with personal experiences and 459 with reports of abuse that happened to someone else. Only a quarter of them had finally reported it to the police. Almost half of all reported cases of abuse involved incest.
CCeit on 3 previously made this video about the Jehovah’s Witnesses: