Only a small percentage of Ukrainian victims of violence apply for help – authorized

Only a small percentage of Ukrainian victims of violence apply for help – authorized

In Ukraine, a low percentage of requests for help from victims of gender-based violence is registered.

This was reported by the government commissioner for gender policy, Kateryna Levchenko.

According to her, the problem of violence in Ukrainian society has always been latent: only a small percentage of victims have always turned to social workers, public organizations or law enforcement agencies.

Several years ago, we conducted a study, and according to our estimation, about 10% applied for help then. Currently, thanks to the active work, competence of specialists and information activities, without a doubt, this percentage is much higher“, says Kateryna Levchenko.

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She emphasizes that even today, violence in our society is very often not talked about.

“Or they start talking only when it takes on the characteristics of a crime,” – adds the government representative adds.

Where can victims of violence turn?

There are several telephone hotlines in Ukraine, by calling them you can get legal and psychological advice, as well as information about institutions that provide assistance at your place of residence.

24/7 nationwide government hotline – 15-47.

Hotline of the public organization “La Strada”:

  • 116-123 (for calls from a mobile phone);
  • 0 800 500 335 (from a landline).

It will be recalled that the National Police reported how many complaints about domestic violence they received in 2023.

The Ministry of Social Policy has published a dashboard of “hot lines” of centers providing assistance to victims of domestic violence.

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