Authorities plan to close down NGO that combats domestic violence, helps victims

Domestic violence. Photo: Depositphotos

The Belarusian authorities are going to pull the plug on the non-governmental organisation Radzislava, human rights centre Viasna reports.

According to human rights activists, the Department of Financial Investigations of the Belarusian State Control Committee sent a proposal to the Minsk City Executive Committee to liquidate the public association Radzislava.

Radzislava was established in 2002 in Minsk; their major goal was providing assistance to female victims of violence.

The organisation supports women and their children who have been abused; trains specialists from various agencies and NGOs who work with victims, their relatives, or abusers; conducts preventive talks with young people about the inadmissibility of violence and so on.

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