Country Czech Republic
Year 2016
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

One of the campaigns, taking place under the motto “Silence hurts”, is focused on reporting cases of violence – encouraging people to speak out, not keep silent about them. Its motto is “Domestic violence concerns us all, don’t be afraid to speak out!”. The campaign is part of the project implemented by the Czech Association of Intervention Centres Workers called “Improving the practice in preventing, identifying and eliminating domestic violence by means of professional specialisation”, financed from the Norwegian Funds through the programme “Let’s Give Us (women) a Chance”, run by the Prague Open Society Fund. In this project the Department of Security Policy and Crime Prevention of the Czech Ministry of the Interior acts as an expert partner. Celebrities are participating in the campaign, with the aim to inform the public about the mission of the Intervention Centres which are a contact point for victims of domestic violence.

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.

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