Centre for supporting victims of sexual violence set up in Kyrgyzstan

A Government Centre for Supporting Women and Girls Who Have Been Victims of Sexual Violence has been established in Kyrgyzstan




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The creation of a State centre Single Window to help women and girls who have suffered gender-based violence was announced in Bishkek by the Republic’s Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Migration.


Labour Minister Gulnara Baatyrova said that sexual violence was a crime against humanity which undermines the very fabric of our society and robs women of their rights and dignity “which is why one of the Government’s main priorities is to prevent such offences and offer support to the victims”, she stated.


The aim of the centre is to provide the necessary help and create the right support for victims of sexual abuse. It will be staffed by qualified professionals who will offer medical, counselling, legal, psychological and social assistance, as well as help with investigative work.


The Ministry stated that the Single Window centre has comfortable and specially-equipped rooms for victims where forensic medical investigations can be conducted and psychological support provided.


The centre has been furbished by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with support from the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). It will begin its work once the relevant legal and regulatory instruments have been approved.




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