The fight against domestic violence is not a women’s mission
Information and awareness campaign against gender-based violence in Romania
Necuvinte Association in partnership with the Romanian Police and the Embassy of the State of Israel in Romania launches the campaign “The fight against domestic violence is not a mission of women”.
Campaign supported by Alka
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, at the beginning of the #16daysofactivism, we launched a campaign addressed to men with aggressive behaviors. The phenomenon of gender-based violence is a cause-and-effect phenomenon, and the cause, in 89% of cases, starts from men.
The concept of the campaign is simple: men talking to men about the abusive behaviors of some of them. The role of men is essential in combating gender-based violence and being a man is not equivalent to being an aggressor, a message transmitted extremely well by His Excellency the Ambassador of the State of Israel in Romania David Saranga; Andrei Stoica – sportsman; Radu Andrei Tudor – TVR 1 Journalist; Dr. Cristian Andrei – Institute of Human Relations; Vladimir Drăghia – actor; Jean de la Craiova – artist; Sorin Stanica – Chief Police Commissioner; Alex Petricean – chef; Costel – comedian; Mihai Matei – entrepreneur.
We thank the 10 wonderful men for their involvement and their message!
The story behind this campaign starts from a similar approach taken in Israel as a civic and moral response from male public figures following a horrific case of rape that shocked public opinion. Mordechai Braunstein, Nadav Slor and Yael Rappaport are the ones who gave soul to the campaign that was to arrive in Romania with the support of the Embassy of the State of Israel. In addition to the message conveyed by our campaign, an important component is that change comes through collaboration regardless of which part of the globe we live in. Together we produce the change we want to see in the world. We thank again to all those who inspired us and contributed to these messages of change!
Between January and September 2020, at national level:
- 6,472 provisional protection orders were issued, 10% more than in the first 9 months of last year. Of these, 6,383 were issued at the request of victims, 54 at the request of other persons, 5 at the request of NGOs and 30 at the request of other institutions empowered in this regard.
- about half of them are transformed into protection orders by the courts.
- 354 offenses of non-compliance with the provisional protection order were reported, down 18% compared to the same period last year.
- 6,313 protection orders were issued by the courts, 8.7% more than in the similar period of 2019, 3,031 of them being from provisional protection orders issued by the police.
- the largest share in crimes in the field of domestic violence has the acts of “assault and battery” – 62%, followed by “family abandonment” – 14% and “threat” – 9%.
- 80% of crimes were committed at home.
During the pandemic, more and more women were assaulted in their own homes without having too many resources.
Now, more than ever, it is imperative to draw attention to the serious and growing phenomenon of violence against women and girls in Romania.