Country Ukraine
Year 2015
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In 2015 a new area of gender-based violence was addressed in Ukraine that is eliminating violence against women in the sphere of perinatal care known globally as obstetric violence. Within the framework of the project "Realization of women's rights in childbirth to the desired medical care", carried out by "Pryrodni Prava Ukraina" CSO, survey data on gender-based violence experienced by women during prenatal care and childbirth in 6 Ukrainian regions was collected: Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr and Cherkasy. About 9500 women participated in the survey; data from other regions is in progress. Based on the collected data, participatory forums "Right to decent childbirth" were conducted in the regions of Ukraine in which surveys have been carried out. The goal of those forums was to inform women of their rights in childbirth and increase their competence in the issue of gender-based violence in childbirth. Finally, a draft law was developed with the aim of providing women with high-quality medical care during childbirth.

Source of Information

Ukraine's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.54