The Night Café in Istedgade – which is the Red Light district in Copenhagen – had more than 6,300 visitors in 2015, despite being open only two or three nights a week from midnight till 5 am. On average 65 women visited the café in 2015 each night; at busier times there were more than 100.

Denmark
2016

Very sick children and relatives can spend a long time in hospital, or be hospitalised repeatedly. In the begin- ning, games like PlayStation or watching videos can be fun. But after a while, hospital life becomes boring as well as full of pain, uncertainty and anxiety. Children and young people...

Denmark
2016

The number of homeless people under 25 in Denmark is growing at a rapid rate – reported figures jumped from 633 in 2009 to 1,138 in 2013.1 However, these figures do not include another large group of young people without a home – those who do not use the shelters but sleep on various friends’ or...

Denmark
2014

Coming from different cultures and backgrounds, it can sometimes be difficult for ethnic minority groups in Europe to feel integrated into the community. Often they can suffer from a sense of isolation and loneliness. In addition, the women in particular struggle to gain access to a steady...

Denmark
2014

Hospices for children and young people have existed for years in England, Scotland and Germany, and in 2010 the Nordic region’s first hospice for children and young people opened in Sweden. However, up until recently, there were no specialised palliative care centres for children in Denmark....

Denmark
2015

More than 100,000 people are victims of stalking each year in Denmark, and this figure is increasing. A stalker may be a former intimate partner of the victim, a colleague, an acquaintance or even a total stranger. Both men and women can be victims or perpetrators. Victims of stalking often do...

Denmark
2015