Domestic violence through COVID-19

August 10, 2020

In many countries, including Ukraine, domestic violence is a major issue that can manifest in various forms: e.g. psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional. Though it remains usually underreported to the local authorities, official statistics from the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine indicate that Ukraine has seen a clear increase in the number of cases reported over the first half of 2020.

As people are staying more at home under the COVID-19 quarantine measures, the domestic violence situation becomes more acute in the country. That is why EUAM Ukraine keeps on supporting counterparts like the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA) and the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) with awareness-raising campaigns on gender-based violence and violence against children.

To report violence, please dial the number 1547 for the state hotline or 0 800 500 335 / 116 123 for La Strada hotline.