November 24, 2023, 17:41

The 2023 budget allocated funding amounting to UAH 180 million for victims of domestic violence assistance

The problem of gender-based violence in Ukraine, exacerbated during the war, is still relevant. This public policy focuses on this issue and the state budget provides the necessary means to support victims.

It was emphasized by Kateryna Levchenko, Government Commissioner for Gender Policy, during a discussion within the framework of the country’s main discussion platform BrainHub at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform. 

“For this purpose, even during the full-scale invasion, the state budget of Ukraine provides targeted funds totaling 180 million hryvnias of subventions to support, create, and develop violence victims services. Such a subvention was also envisaged and implemented in 2021. It was also foreseen for 2022, but this money was used to support the Armed Forces, and for 2023 the money is again earmarked to be awarded, which means that the work is underway,” she said.

Kateryna Levchenko also noted that over the past 7-10 years, the number of recorded cases of violence has been increasing every year. According to her, this is an indicator that this latent problem is progressing into the manifest one, and this indicates that society is beginning to learn to view it as a problem and understand that it can and should be discussed. At the same time, Kateryna Levchenko added that increasingly, the public agencies empowered to respond to this situation are threatening its loyalty and competence. 

BrainHub is the country’s main discussion platform created by the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform. It brings together experts from the state and civil society sectors. BrainHub hosts intellectual discussions around the issues of the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. It’s the birthplace of the best ideas that will become the foundation for the road map of Ukraine’s reconstruction in all sectors: economy, infrastructure, education, agriculture, security, digital, etc.

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