Gender-Based Violence in the Conflict-Affected Regions of Ukraine

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Date published
20 Apr 2016
Research, reports and studies
Conflict, violence & peace, Gender

In summer of 2015, UNFPA commissioned a survey on gender-based violence (GBV) in the conflict-affected regions of eastern Ukraine, in particular in the government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts, and in Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kharkiv oblasts, those which host the main influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The survey tasks were focused on reviewing the available administrative data on related criminal offences, content analysis of secondary data on GBV, conducting a special sample population survey on GBV issues, focus group discussions with representatives of local communities and in-depth interviews with key informants (experts involved into various aspects of GBV response in the regions of the study).