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Kyrgyzstan conducts information campaign “Stop violence against women now!”

Bishkek, Nov. 30, 2021 . / Kabar / . A 16-day information campaign “Stop violence against women now!” is being held in Kyrgyzstan, Kabar reported citing the Ministry of Social Affairs.

The action started on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and will end on Dec. 10, the International Day for Human Rights.

Minister of Labor, Social Security and Migration Kudaibergen Bazarbaev said that the goal of the campaign is to increase society's intolerance to domestic and gender-based violence, to increase understanding and awareness of all forms of violence among compatriots.

“The 16 Days Against Violence Action brings together government, activists and the public around the world in an effort to prevent domestic violence. Since the beginning of the year, the internal affairs bodies of Kyrgyzstan have issued over eight thousand protection orders, of which 95.1% - against men, the rest - against women.

Countering domestic violence is an important aspect of the new National Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic to Achieve Gender Equality until 2030. Our republic was one of the first in the CIS to adopt the Law "On social and legal protection against domestic violence", thereby recognizing domestic violence as an unacceptable phenomenon. In 2017, the Law "On Protection from Domestic Violence" was adopted,” he said.

The campaign draws attention to the problem of multiple forms of discrimination against women, including harassment at work and in public places. The campaign also promotes the image of men and boys promoting responsible family relationships.

According to data of Minister Kudaibergen Bazarbaev, there are 17 crisis centers in the republic for people in difficult life situations and victims of domestic violence.

The ministry provides support to public organizations in the opening and support of such centers.