Twenty-eight crisis centres, including seven with shelters, offer women real assistance in protecting their right to a life without violence. Twenty are funded by the State budget in the framework of social service initiatives and other important programmes in the social sphere, and the others are paid for with grants from international organizations. The main focus of the activities of six crisis centres is on helping victims of trafficking in persons, 12 others provide assistance to victims of domestic violence, and 10 offer counselling on all questions relating to violence. All crisis centres have telephone hotlines, through which legal and psychological counsellors help as many as 20,000 callers. Today local executive authorities are considering the creation of crisis centres in four provinces in which such services are not available. In 2010, more than 22,000 persons, including 18,500 women, applied to crisis centres for help, and more than 1,000 persons used the services of a shelter.
Source of Information
CEDAW/C/KAZ/3-4 para 64