Hungary Committed To Fighting Violence Against Women

  • 21 Jan 2020 7:52 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary Committed To Fighting Violence Against Women
The Hungarian government is committed to fighting violence against women, Judit Varga, the justice minister, told MTI.

The government “wants to tackle the problem through the rigor of the law, ensuring real assistance in cooperation with civil partners rather than through ratifying international agreements”, Varga said, dismissing critical remarks by the opposition concerning shelters for women.

“The system has helped those in trouble at a high professional level for years,” she insisted, noting that the national crisis management centre had a 24 hour hotline and victims of violence could get instant help.

Across the country there are shelters for a total 300 victims of domestic violence, child abuse, prostitution or slave trade, she said, adding that the centre in Miskolc, in northern Hungary, receives an annual 12,000 telephone calls and has so far provided personal assistance to 2,700 people.

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