Democratic Security Sector Governance

The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and La Strada-Ukraine (LSU) collaborated to assess the current practices of the Ukrainian criminal justice system in responding to violence against women and domestic violence. The specific purpose of this assessment was to explore the readiness of the criminal justice system to implement the principles and obligations associated with the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention), signed by Ukraine in 2011 and soon to be ratified. Intended to serve as a baseline for the development of policies and projects, this assessment is a key contribution to collective efforts to improve the criminal justice system response to violence against women and domestic violence.

DCAF and La Strada-Ukraine
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