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President of Kyrgyzstan asked to sign law on protection from domestic violence

Representatives of crisis centers ask the President of Kyrgyzstan to sign a bill on protection from family violence, adopted by the Parliament in March 2017.

«We get the shivers at the horror and variety of violence that occurs in families between the loved ones. Birth father had been raping his daughters for several years. Uncle beat and raped a minor nephew. The husband battered to death his wife in full view of the children… And such stories can be listed for a long time. And how much of such families, where the most vulnerable — children, the elderly, the disabled, women- are at risk, and may be for a long time were subjected to violence by a close relative? But they continue to remain silent and tolerate," the appeal says.

«Family violence is a quite common and latent problem, the result of which is often murder and rape, including children. A woman who is beaten by her husband has low self-esteem, she can not live a full-fledged social life. Humiliated mother is unlikely to be able to raise strong, free and active children who will be able to develop our society," civil activists note.

In addition, there is often a reproduction of this phenomenon in families with violence. Children absorb from parents a violent behavior pattern that they will apply in their future families.

According to research, the direct costs of the state for only one case of murder of a person on the basis of family violence amount to more than 1.6 million soms.

«The bill passed by the deputies reinforces the responsibility of state and local authorities for preventing family violence and murder at an early stage. The implementation will require 25 million soms. Isn’t there 25 million annually not to lose human lives and not to destroy destinies?! Today, you decide whether the state will stand in the way of protection of humiliated, battered children, disabled people, women and the elderly," authors of the appeal say to the head of state.

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