Thirty-two shelters for domestic violence victims open in Ukraine

Thirty-two shelters for domestic violence victims open in Ukraine

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There are 32 shelters for victims of domestic violence in Ukraine, but this number is not enough.

"According to our information, 32 shelters have already opened in 17 regions and the city of Kyiv for victims of domestic violence. However, seven regions still lack shelters. That is, there are not enough places in shelters," Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova said at a meeting with representatives of non-governmental and international organizations dedicated to the implementation of the state policy on combating and preventing domestic violence with the participation of President Volodymyr Zelensky, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Denisova added that coronavirus prevented some victims from coming to such shelters as they cannot afford performing COVID-19 test which is necessary for settlement.

In the first half of this year, the Commissioner’s Office received more than 31 thousand complaints about human rights violations. In 2019, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights received more than 47 thousand such complaints.

As a reminder, national domestic violence hotline 1547 was launched in Ukraine.

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