3 (25) 2015 .

Demography and social economy, 2015, 3(25):138-149
doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/dse2015.03.009

PhD (Economics), Senior Researcher Department of Human Development Studies Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 01032, Kyiv, blvd. Taras Shevchenko, 60
E-mail: geranna@ukr.net

Gender-Based Violence in Ukraine: Issues of Assessment and Policy Response
Language: English
Abstract: Gender-based violence is a global phenomenon, affecting all countries through various forms, including domestic violence, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, etc. However, in many societies it is justified with societal norms, cultural and religious barriers. In many aspects, gender violence makes a common challenge for national governments and international community, resulting from a weak coordination of relevant governmental bodies and poor sectoral capacity of authorities. A lack of reliable statistics makes a particular problem, as incidence of such cases is covered with silence, while survivors are stigmatized in a society.
The proposed paper is devoted to analysis of gender-based violence in Ukraine based on data of Demographic and Health Survey, Survey on Incidence Violence Against Women and Girls and administrative statistics on the number of registered cases. The paper provides exploration of the basic trends, alarming indicators, prevalence of different forms of gender-based violence in the country.
The key findings of the paper can be used for development of proposals to the national policies, programmes and other interventions to prevent and combat gender-based violence.
Key words: gender-based violence, violence against women, domestic violence, gender-sensitive policy.
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