#SPASIME Fund for Domestic Violence Victims Presented

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ZAGREB, June 2, 2019 – The #SPASIME initiative and the SOLIDARNA foundation for human rights and solidarity on Sunday presented the Fond#SPASIME fund for helping and protecting victims of violence and announced a big campaign to collect funds for financial, legal, psychological, medical and housing assistance to victims.

According to Interior Ministry data, 10,272 persons were reported last year for domestic violence, down 10.7% on 2017, but 3,198 crimes with elements of violence between close persons were recorded, up 5.5% from 2017. Domestic violence was committed 623 times in 2018, up 11% from 2017.

“It’s essential that the victims be urgently taken care of, financially, legally, medically, that they be enabled to talk with an expert or provided with safe accommodation far from the bully,” said Jelena Veljača, who launched the #SPASIME initiative in March.

She called on everyone to participate and donate by calling 060 9003. Everyone has the right to a safe life and we are all entitled to a violence-free society, she said.

The payments can also be made into the Croatian Postal Bank’s account HR8023900011500151640 or via the Indiegogo website (https://igg.me/at/fond-spasime).

More news about the status of women in Croatia can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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