11.8.2017

Establishment of Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence

Initiative: “League of Social Workers of Ukraine”

Place: Kherson, Kherson Oblast

Year: 2017

Web: http://liga-kherson.blogspot.cz/

The campaign of the social organisation reflects the sad fact that despite the high number of domestic-violencevictims in the Kherson Oblast and legislation currently in force, the local government bodies do not provide a shelter house where the victims could physically hide from the aggressor. Though being a long-term problem, often cited by both NGOs and police, establishment of such a safe haven for the victims have long been hindered by lack of action from local politicians who are responsible for allocation of its funding. The campaign strives for a change of the current situation with the help of public engagement.