On November 28, we arrived in Timis County, the fourteenth county that is part of the “Broken Wings” National Caravan.
Starting with 13:00, in the Revolution Hall of Timis County Council, together with Necuvinte Association and the Timis County Police Inspectorate, representatives of public institutions with attributions in the field, representatives of civil society, interested citizens and local press were present.
We would like to thank our local partner Timis County Council for having been the host of this event and especially Mr. Traian Stancu, vice-president of the Timis County Council, who assured us of all the support in the future actions to solve the problems in the field of domestic violence , at the local level.
Although there are two shelters for victims of domestic violence in Timis, they do not belong to state institutions, but to non-governmental organizations, and there are very few places in the shelter. To solve this problem, Timis Liberal Women’s Organization wishes to open a residential center for victims offering an integrated system of services, including for family aggressors.
Another issue raised during the debate was the change of the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Code and the creation of levers, so that the aggressor would be more severely punished since the complaint was submitted by the victim.
According to the statistics of the Romanian Police, in the first 10 months of 2017 there were filed 490 criminal complaints regarding the family spectrum offenses in Timis County and only 4 protection orders were issued; as opposed to 2016 when 91 were submitted and 32 were admitted.
You can watch the debate here.
The representative of the National Anti-Drug Agency has also questioned the large number of alcohol consumers in the county and the fact that there are no addiction counseling programs and therapies.
Much has been said about the role of preventive education, which should be introduced from the small grades in Romanian schools, and how these preventive education activities are currently carried out by police and NGOs but not generalized by a partnership with Ministry of Education.
The “Broken Wings” Caravan is part of the national campaign for the prevention of domestic violence with the same name, created by Necuvinte Association in partnership with the Romanian Police, and financed by Kaufland România.
More details about the “Broken Wings” national campaign here.