Saturday, 21 January 2012

Action against domestic violence in Bulgaria

History of the problem:
- There are many, many cases in the last 10 years in Bulgaria where the basic human rights of women and children are not only abused but where even obvious crimes go unpunished.
Domestic violence is not sentenced as a serious crime.... And 25% of Bulgarian women suffers it. Women do not feel protected by the country's laws so they to do not call the Police. There are no restraining orders for domestic violence in Bulgaria.
- Human trafficking is another serious problem which our jurisdiction can’t handle. (for example our team worked on a couple of cases of baby selling. There were no sentences in both of the cases)