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On 9 December 2021, Kyiv, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Ukraine and representatives of the Uzhhorod City Council opened a crisis response room for victims of domestic violence.


The Crisis Room was opened as part of the Springboard to Equality project implemented by the Uzhhorod City Council, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Public Health Foundation and Nehemiah NGO with financial support from Sweden and assistance of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration and Euro-Atlantic Integration.


The main tasks of the Crisis Room are to provide victims with a round-the-clock safe space for temporary stay, offer primary psychological care and redirect clients to other providers of services in the field of domestic violence such as social services, healthcare and legal institutions. The Crisis Room can accommodate up to 6 people at a time.

In the crisis response room, you can get shelter from abusers for a period of 10 to 20 days, including staying with children, as well as psychological and legal assistance. The address of the Crisis Room is not disclosed for security reasons.


In the Crisis Rooms, women are guaranteed round-the-clock care and, if necessary, given the opportunity to move to a long-term shelter. The Crisis Rooms meet all health and safety standards and have everything you need for a temporary stay.

On the occasion of the opening, a round table was held with representatives of the actors implementing measures towards preventing and combating domestic violence and gender-based violence in Uzhhorod. The participants were given a virtual tour of the Crisis Room, discussed the main directions of the newly created specialised service for survivors and ways to improve cooperation between all actors at the local level to provide quality and effective services in combating and preventing domestic and gender-based violence.