In the first 10 months of 2021, the police recorded more than 1,200 complaints of domestic violence in the Slavic community. 90% of them were confirmed, and law enforcement officers took procedural actions against the perpetrators in accordance with current legislation.
Given the context of the armed conflict and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of domestic violence cases in Ukraine is growing disproportionately every year.
In every third situation of domestic violence, children who receive a negative psychological impact from this phenomenon become victims of active actions or witnesses.
Charitable Fund “Right to Protection” (R2P) with the support of the GIZ CPS Civil Peace Service, launched a pilot project in December 2021 in Slovyansk, Mutual Respect: Piloting School Policy to Combat Domestic Violence. This project aims to overcome harmful social and cultural norms that tolerate violence against others. another goal is to create a positive climate in schools as a factor of stability in areas of armed conflict.
On December 22, 2021, the project coordinator Valery Mikhei gave a presentation to the administration and teachers of Slovyansk Secondary School No. 12. The school administration thanked for the indifference to this issue and expressed a desire to cooperate in the future.
The project “Mutual Respect: Piloting School Policies to Combat Domestic Violence” is implemented with the support of the German Federal Government within the framework of the Civic Peace Service program.