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.
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