Country Hungary
Year 2006
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Trafficking

Brief Description


The Institute for Social Policy of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor cooperates with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in operating shelters for victims of domestic violence. In this cooperation the Ministry gives financial assistance from the national budget and professional support (guidelines, monitoring, changes of good practices) to the NGOs. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor also cooperates with religious organizations in operating shelters for victims of domestic violence and victims of trafficking in human beings and prostitution.

In February 2006, a Secret Shelter was opened to admit seriously insulted women with or without children, in order to provide them with comprehensive support.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Hungary to the questionnaire on violence against women