понеділок, 18 січня 2010 р.

EVAW:: 10 unknown facts about crime

Nearly half of Ukrainian population suffered from domestic violence in their lives, and 30% were subjected to violence in their childhood age. Women more often suffer from domestic violence in their adult life, while men – in their childhood, as a new public poll suggests.

·Women more often faced domestic violence in their adult lives (33% versus 23% of men), whereas men more often faced it in their childhood (34% versus 27% of women).

·35% of Ukrainians suffered from psychological violence (most often – continuous humiliation and controlling behaviour), 21% - from physical violence (beatings, locking up, tying up, standing without movement), 17% - from economic violence (need to report even very small expenses, fraudulent appropriation or destruction of property), 1% - from sexual violence (rape).

·Most victims cited alcoholic intoxication as the main cause of various violence situations.


UNDP Country Director Ricarda Rieger and Head of Operations / Co-ordinator for Cooperation of the Delegation of European Union to Ukraine Laura Garagnani during press-conference.

"The problem of violence in the family is a pressing matter within Ukrainian society. We hope that the results of the opinion poll will draw attention of officials, journalists and of the civil society to this issue. As with their help, it will be possible to develop efficient tools to prevent and overcome this horrendous phenomenon,” said UNDP Country Director Ricarda Rieger at the presentation of the survey results.

Head of Operations / Co-ordinator for Cooperation of the Delegation of European Union to Ukraine Laura Garagnani said that EU-led actions focused on reminding States of their dual responsibility to prevent and respond to home violence and violence against women and children.

"I do believe that the financial support European Union has provided to Programmes focused on women’s and children’s protection will encourage Ukrainian Government to put in place prevention strategies and strategies for the protection and support of victims of violence at all levels (local, national, regional), and in all sectors of society, in particular by politicians, the public and private sectors, civil society and the media," she said.



The survey looked at violence in Ukrainian families, with its scope and in-depth analysis being conducted for the first time over the past 10 years in Ukraine. The poll was carried out by GfK Ukraine and commissioned by "Equal Opportunities and Women’s Rights in Ukraine Programme", a joint project of the European Union and UN Development Programme in Ukraine.

About the Project: Equal Opportunities and Women’s Rights in Ukraine is a joint project of the European Union, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The national partner for the project implementation is the Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports of Ukraine. The general purpose of the project is to support public and civil society institutions in ensuring gender equality in Ukraine. The project runs from 2008 until 2011.

For additional information and comments, please, contact Mykhaylo Koryukalov, Expert of the Equal Opportunities and Women’s Rights in Ukraine Programme at (+38044) 569 40 75, or by e-mail: mikhail.koryukalov@undp.org

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