The source notes that through September of 2014, according to statistics from the Ministry of Social Policy, government centres provided domestic violence-related services to 14,463 people in the form of social-psychological assistance (ibid.), in comparison to 797 individuals in 2013 (ibid. 25 June 2015, 36), in comparison to 1,517 families in 2013 (ibid. Country Reports 2014 notes that some shelters did not admit women "who were not registered as local residents" or children of certain ages (US 25 June 2015, 36). Corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response. "About the Istanbul Convention." [Accessed 9 July 2015] Kyiv Post. "Ombudsperson Notes Rising Domestic Violence in Ukraine." [Accessed 19 June 2015] La Strada International. "La Strada Offices." [Accessed 26 June 2015] _____.
In 2013, OSCE reported that the government launched a mandate for 12,000 social workers to assist victims of domestic abuse (25 Nov. Further and corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response. The same source notes that, based on information from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 82,200 individuals were being monitored by police "in connection with domestic violence" in 2014 (ibid. Punishment for domestic violence included fines, administrative arrest and community service (ibid. 3.1 Protective Orders Article 13 of the 2001 Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Domestic Violence" provides that a protective order may be issued against a person who committed domestic violence following their receipt of an official warning  (Ukraine 2001a, Art. The law provides that a protective order prohibits the offender from committing acts of domestic violence against the victim, obtaining information about the victim's residence, or trying to locate, visit or contact the victim by telephone (ibid., Art. The 2009 amendments state that the time these restrictions are imposed against the offender was increased from a period of 30 days to 90 days (ibid. 2014, 34) and 68,198 domestic violence warnings and protection orders in 2014 (ibid. According to the UHHRU annual report for 2013, there were 89,168 warnings and 6,160 proptection orders issued in 2013 (2014, Ch. The same sources indicate that the courts "considered" close to 39,700 administrative orders for domestic violence and disobeying protection orders in 2014 (ibid. Information regarding the effectiveness of protective orders could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response. Support Services According to Country Reports 2014, human rights groups stated that preventive services were underfunded, underdeveloped and that the abilities of agencies to "detect and report cases of domestic abuse was limited" (US 25 June 2015, 35).
According to Country Reports 2014, NGOs operated additional centres for victims of domestic violence in several regions, but women's rights groups noted that many non-government shelters closed due to lack of funding (US 25 June 2015, 36).
The same source reports that there were no shelters for adult victims of domestic violence in the Kharkiv, Vinnytsya or Poltava Kherson regions (ibid.). "Ukraine." [Accessed 5 June 2015] Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). "OSCE Promotes Combating Violence Against Women in Ukraine as part of International Campaign." [Accessed 6 July 2015] Pass Blue.
2014; US 25 June 2015, 35) and "widespread" (RFE/RL 25 Nov. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) reports that, according to survey data, 68 percent of women suffered abuse in their family (UN ).
The UNDP further notes that according to official statistics, the number of registered domestic violence cases has been increasing by 10 percent each year and reached more than 160,000 in 2013 (ibid.). Sources report however that many women who are victims of domestic violence do not seek help (ibid.; OECD ); and that "most cases [of domestic violence] go unreported" (ibid.).