Hotline for victims of domestic violence launched in Ukraine
"On December 9, the website of the government hotline 1547 was presented in Ukraine, which was developed on the initiative of Stefanyshyna,” the report says.
Thanks to the site, victims of domestic violence will be able to file an anonymous complaint about an offense online, briefly generate information about the offense for law enforcement agencies, and track the current status and progress of consideration of the appeal by calling the notification number in their personal account.
In addition, you can get key information about domestic violence on the site, in particular regarding the counteraction algorithm.
An interactive map is also available, which allows you to get information about the number of requests that were sent to the executive authorities, and the number of consultations provided to victims of domestic violence.
The press service of the deputy prime minister's office reiterated that the government hotline 1547 is open around the clock. This line processes and registers complaints about / or victims of human trafficking, prevention and counteraction to domestic violence, gender-based violence and violence against children, or the threat of such violence.
The hotline provides free confidential information, psychological and legal advice.
It should be borne in mind that the Church does not ignore the problem of domestic violence and protects family values.
As RISU has reported, the Interfaith working group is developing a manual on responding to domestic violence. The manual aims to strengthen the practical dimension of the Interfaith Stop Violence Initiative (family.org.ua), established in 2020, and make the efforts of churches in the field of countering domestic violence more effective and professional.
The Interfaith working group on countering domestic violence that developed the manual included representatives of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Church of Evangelical Christians, the All-Ukrainian Union of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churches, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Christian Evangelical Church, the Association of Jewish Religious Organizations of Ukraine and the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine.
The Institute for Religious Freedom implements the project "Strengthening the ability of churches to counter domestic violence in Ukraine, especially against women" supported by the Canadian Foundation for local initiatives.
Patriarch of the UGCC Sviatoslav condemned domestic violence he also called on the clergy to respond to these challenges. And the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC published an appeal on the prevention of domestic violence and the establishment of traditional family values in Ukraine.
The OCU confirmed the unwavering position on countering domestic violence and with the assistance of partner organizations, they are opening centers for assistance to victims of violence.