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Monitoring of the Situation of the Justice System's Response to Domestic Violence and Violence against Women: 2018

1 December, 2018



In recent years, the issue of preventing and combating domestic violence at the state level has received and continues to receive a great deal of attention.

In 2018, the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention and Countering Domestic Violence” came into force, and from 2019 the relevant amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine come into force.

Within the EU Project “PRAVO-Justice”, implementation partners of the project – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and the CSO “La Strada-Ukraine” – analyzed the state of the justice system's response to domestic violence and violence against women as of 2018 and compared the results with selected elements of the 2017 survey.

The purpose of the monitoring is to analyze changes to the regulatory support for response to domestic violence and gender-based violence, as well as in the practical implementation of relevant provisions. It was important to identify problematic aspects of such work and to formulate recommendations for consideration in further activity in this area primarily by institutions of the justice system of Ukraine and those involved in the implementation of policies in the field of combating domestic violence and gender-based violence.