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RESOLUTION OF THE

THE VERKHOVNA RADA OF UKRAINE

On recommendations on the parliamentary hearings

“Current Status and Challenges in the Prevention of Gender Violence”

 

Verkhovna Rada ofUkraine resolves:

1. To approve the Recommendations of the parliamentary hearings “Current Status and Challenges in Prevention of Violence” (attached).

2. Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine up to the 1st of January 2008 should inform the Verkhovna Rada ofUkraineabout the state of implementation of recommendations made by the parliamentary hearings “Current Status and Challenges in preventing gender-based violence.”

3. Control over implementation of this Resolution shall be entrusted to the Verkhovna Rada ofUkraineon Human Rights, National Minorities and International Relations.

 

APPROVED

By the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada ofUkraine

On the 22nd of March, 2007 N 817-V

REFERENCES
of the parliamentary hearings “Modern
Status and Challenges in
Prevention of Gender Violence “

 

Participants and members of the parliamentary hearings “Current Status and Challenges in preventing gender-based violence” (hereinafter – the member and members of the parliamentary hearings), held on the 21st of November, 2006, stated that violence is the essential obstacle on the way to ensure human rights and fundamental freedoms. Typically, most women suffer from violence.

The most common and most difficult is fighting domestic violence. Violence in the family is inherent to many countries, despite their positive achievements in the legal, political and practical fields.

According to the parties and participants of the parliamentary hearings, a milestone was the adoption in 2001 of the Law ofUkraine”On Prevention of Domestic Violence” (2789-14), the first in Central andEastern Europeand the CIS special law in the fight against violence against women. The adoption of the Law (2789-14) showed that resistance to gender-based violence has become part of public policy.

However, the participants of the parliamentary hearings stressed that the activities of the authorities in the prevention of domestic violence requires significant improvement.

Asserting that violence against women in all its forms is the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of women and prevention of its realization leads to the discrimination against women, both within society and within the family,

Expressing concern that violence against women in the family and in society, regardless of its form, continues to grow;

Considering that the fight against violence against women must be accompanied by immediate and effective measures to prevent, investigate and punish all forms of violence against women, including domestic violence or family

Party and members of the parliamentary hearings “Current Status and Challenges in preventing gender-based violence” refer to all officials in positions of authority,

– To demonstrate by example respect for the rights of women, to prevent themselves, condemn and take all appropriate measures to eliminate violence against women, provide assistance to victims of violence;

– To guarantee women to fully exercise their rights by creating a society that respects women, and by taking effective measures to bring to justice offenders and criminals who commit violence against women;

– To protect the rights of women by family members as the most common form of violence against women is domestic violence