Prevention of sexual intimidation or assault
A feeling of safety should be the norm for as many places as possible: to safely walk through the city streets, safely navigate traffic, and feeling safe at parties and events. Opening up the conversation about topics such as ‘no’ meaning ‘no’ and consent, for example, can lead to awareness and action to guarantee the social safety at parties. Also, it is important for Wageningen to install persons of confidante around the city to show her inhabitants where they are able to share their feelings about unsafety and talk with others. Furthermore the campaign called ‘Let’s talk about Yes’ has been focusing on universities, colleges, and student associations since 2021. Opening up the conversation about consent is of utmost importance, because 11% of female students and 1% of male students have had encounters with sexual intimidation or assault. This is 12% too much.
At Connect Wageningen we believe that safety is one of the most important tasks of the municipal government. That is why we are glad Wageningen is a safe city in a relatively safe country. Wageningen is a unique city, which is why we want to devote attention to some Wageningen-specific subjects. In Wageningen, only 0,2 million euros of the 93 million euros are budgeted towards safety and 1,5 million euros is budgeted towards fire safety. We want to increase this budget.