Commitment title:

Ukraine free of gender-based violence

Commitment description:

Ukraine commit to implement its national policies based on newly developed legislative framework in order to achieve that all survivors of domestic and gender-based violence are aware of their rights and have access to quality and comprehensive services, including legal protection, social and psychological and health care support and rehabilitation while society in Ukraine develop zero tolerance for violence and actively counteract this horrific phenomenon.

The key step forward in national policy on violence response and prevention are:

- at all levels - from the national to the community level - implement coordinated policies for a systematic response to violence so that each case appropriately addressed by responsible institutions and/or service provider;
- establish a holistic system of quality and accessible survivor cantered services, including legal protection, social and psychological, health care support and rehabilitation, taking into account the special needs of persons with disabilities, pregnant women, the elderly, children and disabled persons, IDPs;
- ensure the sustainability of funding sources for the system of prevention and response to violence;
- to establish a system of professional training of service providers of all levels;
- guarantee full access for survivors to the protection of law enforcement services and justice, as well as free legal aid;
- ensure the inevitability of bringing the perpetrator to justice according to the national legislation provisions;
- to create a zero-tolerance in society for any manifestation of gender-based violence in the private and public spheres, overcoming widespread gender stereotypes. Ensure that citizens perceive violence as a violation of human rights, are prepared to counteract it and to be are aware of the possibilities of helping the survivor and bringing the perpetrator to justice.

Mode of engagement:
  • Policy and guidance
    Implementation of National Strategy of response and prevent domestic and gender-based violence
Commitment to be actioned in: Ukraine
Submitted from: Ukraine
Submitted by
Ukraine, Ministry of Social Policy
Thematic area
Address gender-based violence and the harmful practices of child, early and forced marriages and female genital mutilation
Commitment category

(5) (a) Zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, including zero child, early and forced marriage, as well as zero female genital mutilation; and (b) Elimination of all forms of discrimination against all women and girls, in order to realize all individuals’ full socio-economic potential.