People attend a four-hour course titled "Together for Security", a sex education class for migrants in Berlin's Marzahn district on June 28, 2019. AFP / Tobias SCHWARZ
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In a classroom workshop, students watch a video of a man and woman meeting in a nightclub.The country's integration commissioner, Annette Widmann-Mauz, has called for such sex education classes to be more widely offered to refugees, following a gang rape case last year in Freiburg, in which 10 of 11 suspects are refugees.Several high-profile rape cases committed by migrants have stoked a backlash against the mass influx of a million asylum-seekers to Germany since 2015 .In Norway, migrants were compelled to undergo similar courses between 2013 and 2015, after several rape cases involving refugees.In another video, participants stand facing each other.Professor Heinz-Juergen Voss, professor of sexology at the University of Merseburg, notes that it is precisely because "differences in culture and customs exist" that such training is "useful".He expresses belief that the courses should be offered to refugees throughout Germany.
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