Ukraine: Council of Churches supported bill against domestic violence

The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations delegated its representatives to the sessions of the Parliamentary Committee, which considered the draft of the law "On prevention and counteraction of domestic violence”. During the meeting, representatives of the Council of Churches supported the draft of the Bill No. 5294, reports the Institute of Religious Freedom. As a result of the discussion, the Committee on Family, Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism recommended the parliament to support as a whole the draft of the law "On Prevention and counteraction against Domestic Violence".

Earlier, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations urged parliamentarians to adopt bills No. 4952 and No. 5294 aimed at prevention of domestic violence without binding them to the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. Earlier the religious leaders expressed a number of significant terminological remarks regarding Istanbul Convention. (Quelle: www.risu.org.ua, 19. Oktober 2017)

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