Country Slovakia
Year 1997 - 2007
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The National Action Plan for Women in Slovakia mandated activities in relation to violence against women, including the following:

  • creation of legislative and educational provisions to eliminate the violence against women.
  • support for the establishment of new centers for victims of violence (asylum houses)
  • promote changes in legislation so that criminal acts commited against family members are punished by law and the victim's approval is not necessary for prosecution.
  • prepare educational programs to change the behaviour of aggressive individuals and their return to their families.
  • promote the creation of an SOS line for violence victims, and train the SOS line's staff.
  • join national and international programs to eliminate prostitution and trade of women and children.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Slovakia, February 2009