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Women cheer as Swedish man-free music festival opens

Matilda Hagerman laughs with her friends as she queues at a man-free music festival, which kicked off in Sweden on Friday (Aug 31) in protest against a wave of sexual assaults at festivals in recent years. By – AFP Scroll 4Video “This festival was necessary because of everything that happened during festivals last year,” says the 27-year-old student with long ...

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Sweden’s Bråvalla Festival Officially Calls It Quits after an excess of sexual assaults

FKP Scorpio, organizers for Sweden’s Bråvalla Festival have officially announced the end of the country’s largest and most popular music festival. Following last year’s event, organizers said the festival would be canceled for 2018 after an excess of sexual assaults. By –  Taylor Mims In 2017, Police in Östergötland, where the festival is held, said four rapes and 23 sexual assaults ...

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First tickets for Sweden’s ‘man-free festival’ to go on sale

Tickets for what has grabbed global headlines as Sweden’s first ‘man-free’ music festival, organized in response to reports of sexual assaults at concerts, will go on sale in less than two weeks. Via: Ellie Day & Emma Löfgren  Emma Knyckare’s idea for the festival started with a simple tweet she posted in July after the Bråvalla festival in Norrköping cancelled its 2018 event after reports ...

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Sweden: Over 150 sex attacks at summer festivals including 20 rapes

There were more than 150 sex attacks, including 20’s rapes, during the summer’s festivals in Sweden. Review of police figures from the newspaper Metro. The number of sex crimes overall has not decreased. Via:  At the end of July, Sweden’s Radio P3 reported that the number of reported sex attacks at festivals decreased. But now that summer is really over, it does not seem ...

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