In 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Ministry of the Interior has been continuing in the implementation of the grant programme “Prevention of socio-pathological phenomena,” focusing on prevention of domestic violence against elderly people, violence and criminal offences committed against the elderly; an amount of 1,614,000 has been allocated to this purpose. Support is granted to projects which concentrate on
- Activation programmes for the elderly aiming at prevention of domestic violence and criminal offences perpetrated against them;
- Awareness raising and educational activities for both experts and the public, designed to give publicity in the media to the problem of elder abuse and domestic violence against the elderly perpetrated in the domestic and institutional environments;
- Awareness raising and educational activities for both experts and the public, designed to give publicity in the media to the problem of criminal offences perpetrated against the elderly.
The outputs of the particular projects include, apart from direct psychological, social and legal counselling provided to the target group, organisation of round-table debates, trainings for assisting professions, discussions and workshops for the elderly etc.
Source of Information
The Government of Czech Republic's submission for the 2016 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, on Trafficking in women and girls, and on Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations.