JW Bulletin

Jehovah's Witnesses in the Media

Translation: Aangiftebereidheid binnen de gemeenschap van Jehova’s Getuigen

Wetenschappelijc Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum – Ministerie van Justitie de Veiligheid

Tweede Kamer Der Staten Generaal – 18th October 2018

Declaration of willingness in the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses


According to research carried out by the editors of TROUW in 2017, child abuse has taken place in the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the past. Within the community a legal system would apply in which complaints are dealt with. Reporting would be discouraged. This assumption applies not only to the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses, but also to other closed communities.

On 27 March 2018, the House of Representatives submitted a motion to have independent investigations conducted (Tweede Kamerstukken, Meeting Year 2017-2018, 31015, no. 154).  This study should identify which factors influence the willingness of (ex-) members of closed communities to report and to make recommendations on how to increase the willingness to report.

Research data
Working title:Declaration of willingness in the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Project number:
Operational status:Start phase

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