Leaders of the public sector called for funding to counteract domestic violence

More than 50 representatives and NGO representatives provided feedback to government officials. Representatives of the public sector commented on the new legislation, the challenges that appear every day due to rapid reforms, the end of funding, the lack of uniformity of local authorities’ priorities, and services for victims of violence.

People’s Deputy of Ukraine Irina Lutsenko and Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Natalia Fedorovich noted that the role of public organizations is extremely important in the implementation of the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention and Counteraction to Domestic Violence”. They also informed that mechanisms of interaction between executive authorities and civil society in this sphere are being developed. Already next autumn it is expected that all by-laws will be adapted to the most important law in the sphere of counteraction to violence.

The Centre of Psychosocial Care “Сonviсtus Ukraine” was presented at the consultations as one of the best practices of assistance to victims of violence and human trafficking. The session has the lowest threshold in the country for admission to institutions and provides quality comprehensive assistance to people who are in trouble.

At the end of the event, the proposals for the draft State Program for the Prevention and Counteraction to Domestic Violence in Ukraine were discussed.

We recall that, the Centre of Psychosocial Assistance to Victims of Violence began to operate in 2017 as part of the project “Mobilization of displaced women against domestic and gender-based violence” with the support of the European Commission. During this time 92 women with children got help in the walls of the institution.