Country Ukraine
Year 2015
Type of Measure Social services > Psycho-social counselling
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

In October 2015, 26 mobile brigades of social and psychological assistance (including psychologists and social workers) were created in five eastern regions (Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, and Dnipropetrovsk regions). Their number has now increased to 49, while their geographic expanse covers up to 12 regions. During their work, brigade workers provided assistance in more than 53,500 cases of domestic and gender-based violence. The success of the model and the availability of legislative basis have enabled the integration of this experience into the national system of response to violence. Mobile brigades are created by local authorities and local self-government bodies (including regional municipalities) in all regions of Ukraine. 

Source of Information

Ukraine's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.56-57