Country Belarus
Year 2008
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

With the purpose of raising the awareness of the public regarding the problem of violence against women and children, specialists in the regional centres for social services have published articles in the mass media, have spoken on the radio and on television; are conducting seminars, lectures; are organizing meetings with the general public, are conducting preventative conversations with parents and relatives in the context of club work, and role-playing on legal topics; they are setting up informational stands that present recommendations regarding personal safety by indicating the necessary telephone numbers for state institutions and social organizations, to whom it is possible to turn in difficult life situations.  In addition, specialists from the Centres have developed and are distributing booklets, leaflets, mementos, and brochures: "Life without violence," "Assisting the victims," "Be able to defend yourself," "Violence of many faces and varieties," "If you are a victim of cruelty," "Signs of emotional violence," "Identifying sexual insults," and booklets for parents and teachers: "Forms of cruel treatment of people," "Responsibility for raising children," and others.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Belarus to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009