Country Czech Republic
Year 2015 - 2018
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The new Action Plan for the Prevention of Domestic and Gender-based Violence for 2015 – 2018, which is a follow-up to plan the Plan for the period 2010 - 2014, was approved by the Czech Government in February 2015. The Action Plan was created in cooperation with the Committee for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women (advisory body to theGovernment), bringing together experts from non-governmental organisations, relevant ministries and academia. The Norwegian organisation Alternativ til Vold (Alternative to Violence) also participated in the preparation of the Action Plan allowing exchange and sharing of Norway’s experience and knowledge. The Action Plan includes 70 specific measures focused on prevention divided into 7 strategic areas, including legislative measures, training of police personnel, education and interdisciplinary cooperation, support services for victims and their children, prevention campaigns, data collection, programmes for violent persons etc. The tasks included in the Action Plan concentrate on preventive measures and newly also on systematic work with perpetrators through probation and re-socialization programs. The great emphasis is put on public awarenessraising campaigns and the issue of domestic violence is incorporated into school education plans.

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.