Country Czech Republic
Year 2019 - 2022
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Action Plan for the Prevention of Domestic and Gender-based Violence for 2019 – 2022 was approved by the Council in March 2019 and is expected to be approved by the Government in May 2019. It comprises of 26 measures divided into 3 strategic areas: the domestic and gender-based violence prevention; the protection and support of victims of domestic and gender-based violence (including children); and the provision of access to justice for all persons threatened by domestic and gender-based violence.

The topic of violence among youth is not forgotten in the Prevention of Violence Action Plan 2019 – 2022, which includes the tasks such as launching an awareness-raising campaign on cyber violence that would be aimed at youth, and adopting a national strategy to combat cyber violence. The Office of the Czech Government will also implement a four-year project called Enhancing of Methodological Support in Prevention of the Domestic and Gender-based Violence, which will focus on primary prevention of sexual violence amongst youth. Throughout the implementation of the project, workshops, where students will discuss topics such as rape and sexual violence, will be organised at high schools. To achieve sustainability of the project, university students who are seeking a degree in secondary school education will be also educated about these topics and will be taught about how to run workshops on gender-based violence.

Source of Information

Czech Republic's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.17

For more information: Action Plan for the Prevention of Domestic and Gender-based Violence for 2019 – 2022