Country Hungary
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


In order to prevent victims/survivors from becoming forced to return to a shared home with the perpetrator, in 2008 the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour launched a model programme in three counties: the half-way exit programme. In the framework of the programme, the victim/survivor can live in an apartment provided by the local government for 5 years (with the assistance of experts in job-seeking) with the condition that the victim/survivor should develop the financial resources during the period in the programme in order to purchase their own apartment, or become entitled to apply for social housing from the local government in the course of the 5 years. In the model programme, the victim/survivor has access to legal advice and a psychologist. The related costs are covered by the government.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Hungary to the questionnaire on Beijing +15, 2009