Memorandum on Domestic Violence

The Women’s Union presented a memorandum containing its and other civil societies’ visions and proposals regarding the Protection from Domestic Violence bill, signed by approximately one thousand people. The memorandum argued that social values are insufficient deterrents, stressing the importance of issuing a law which criminalizes domestic violence. The Union had proposed a bill to the House of Representatives three years ago which included 30 articles. Article 13 states that ‘in the case of grave danger which threatens the life, health or safety of the victim or the inability to prevent this danger from befalling him/her, the court can for the sake of the victim’s protection, force the abuser to leave the family home’.