Launching a Hotline for Domestic Violence Victims

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Launching a Hotline for Domestic Violence Victims

On December 9, 2021, the government introduced an online hotline to report on domestic violence, gender-based violence, human trafficking, child abuse

Olha Stefanyshyna, deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, said on Facebook: "On December 9, the website of the government hotline 1547, developed on the initiative of Stefanyshyna, was presented in Ukraine."

The line works around the clock and not only accepts and registers the appeal but also provides information on how to counteract and defend against violence. Also, on the site, you can get legal advice and psychological assistance anonymously and free of charge.

Victims of violence were allowed to leave an anonymous complaint on the website with basic details, and law enforcement officials processed the application. A citizen who seeks help is provided with a number by which it will be possible to track the status of the decision and consideration of the application. There is also a section on the site where you can see the statistics of citizens' appeals and the number of consultations provided to the victims.

We remind you that on November 26, participants in women's cooperatives announced the need for Ukraine to ratify the Istanbul Convention against Violence as soon as possible.

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