In 2019, at least 6,145 cases of domestic violence have been registered in Kyrgyzstan. The head of the Public Security Service Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ulan Rysbekov, told at a press conference.
According to him, this number includes facts of physical, psychological and sexual violence. The internal affairs agencies issued 5,752 protection orders in defense of women — victims, 393 — in defense of men and 168 — in defense of minors.
A protection order is a document that law enforcement officers issue to a victim, if a family violence is registered in the family. It forbids the abuser to approach the victim for six months.
Representatives of the law enforcement agencies note that non-governmental and non-profit organizations significantly help them in matters of domestic violence.