Combating domestic violence: new EUAM training programme for patrol police officers in Ukraine
February 16, 2021

Combating domestic violence: new EUAM training programme for patrol police officers in Ukraine


An extensive training programme on preventing and combating domestic violence, jointly organised by the EU Advisory Mission (EAUM) and the National Police of Ukraine, has started in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions.

The first training, including both theoretical and practical sessions, was delivered for Patrol Police officers last week. Stereotypes about the gender roles of the abuser and the victim, legislation on preventing and combating domestic violence and peculiarities of its application, were among the main highlights of the theoretical parts of the training.

The practical session took place at the Kyiv Police Training Centre, where EUAM has recently equipped special rooms for scenario-based training. Police officers practised the main algorithms of response to domestic violence cases starting from a call to the 102 emergency line, communication with an abuser, ending up with evidence collection and a safety plan for victims.

The training was conducted jointly by EUAM experts and representatives of the National Police of Ukraine, who previously gained their training qualifications at similar EUAM training programmes.

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