SOCIETY PM Zaev: We have responsibility to create environment in which violence against women is unacceptable

 All of us have a social responsibility to create an environment in which violence against women is unacceptable, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Zaev urged victims of domestic violence to speak out, seek help and report any form of abuse to competent institutions.“One of my personal commitments is peaceful resolution to all conflicts through a willingness to talk, through dialogue, in a dignified manner and with respect for others. At a time when the world retreated inside homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports have shown an increase in the violence against women. Therefore, it is very important that women speak out, say NO to violence, and report it immediately: ,” Zaev’s post reads.

The PM mentions that the Government’s policies are aimed at the prevention of violence and protection of the victims of violence, as evidenced by the open shelters for victims of violence, the ratification of the Istanbul Convention and the latest law to prevent violence and protect women against violence and domestic violence.

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