Violence is not the norm

Social issues in Belarus are discussed a lot, but they little result.

It is not customary to speak out loud about it. The proceedings are not held without the victim's complaint. "In our society, domestic violence is still a norm"

Poster

In 2018 the Ministry of Internal Affairs will present the concept of the law, according to which the notions of "economic violence", "persecution", "harassment" will appear in Belarus, and the list of those who can be accused of domestic violence will be expanded.

What else, besides the law, is not enough in Belarus to stop domestic violence.

In 2018 the Ministry of Internal Affairs will present the concept of the law, according to which the notions of "economic violence", "persecution", "harassment" will appear in Belarus, and the list of those who can be accused of domestic violence will be expanded.

Positive shifts are the emergence of public associations that provide shelter for women and their children affected by violence.

There are many jobs, as every third woman in the country suffers from physical violence, not to mention other species. In Belarus, about 20,000 appeals are received every month due to family and household scandals. And it is extremely difficult to receive promptly necessary assistance and protection.

If you do not identify such situations in the early stages, the output is a sad statistics on crimes and offenses.

In other countries, this problem is dealt with not only by internal affairs bodies, but by a whole system of state structures and representatives of civil society.

In Belarus, the task of resolving the problem of family violence is almost entirely entrusted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

They are engaged in alcoholics, and drug addicts. And now also family violence. This is the first problem.

The absence of a comprehensive state program is another problem:

This work should be dealt with by specially trained law enforcement officers with the participation of representatives of public organizations, volunteers. Both those and others should have a clear idea of ​​the psychology of family relations.

In any case, a broad public discussion of the project with the participation of foreign experts is needed.

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