Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine ‘On prevention and counteraction the domestic violence’.
The law provides the creation of the Unified Register of Domestic Violence Cases and Gender-Based Violence. Such register is planned to prevent new cases of violence and protection of the suffered.
It is assumed that people who found out about cases of the domestic violence should report on them to the bodies of the local authority or the National Police, or to call to the call center on prevention and counteraction the domestic violence, gender-based violence, and violence towards children.
The data about victims will be stored in the Unified Register only if the suffered agrees. Moreover, if the offender is justified or the information was belied then his personal data will be immediately deleted from the registry.
The document aims at the agreement of the acting legislation in the sphere of the counteraction the domestic violence and preparation of the base for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.
The Ukrainian Parliament adopted the draft law on the prevention and counteraction the domestic violence by 237 voted at the beginning of December. It provided the creation of the Unified Register of Domestic Violence Cases and Gender-Based Violence. Also, the draft law was criticized for the removal of ‘gender stereotypes’ term from it and the MPs did not succeed to return it. Iryna Gerashchenko, the First Vice Speaker noted that the draft law in such form contradicted the Istanbul Convention that Ukraine intends to ratify.