The cost of domestic violence
About the report
This document was developed based on the results of the project "The cost of domestic violence" implemented in 2012 as part of the initiative of the Association of Crisis Centres, the Association of Rural Women "Alga" and independent experts. Main goal of the project was to contribute to the change of gender policy, promotion of investment in prevention of domestic violence and protection of victims by assessing economic damages in cases of family violence. The project was implemented through expert seminars on using DOVA (Domestic Violence Assessment Instrument) and calculations of direct costs of the government, community crisis centers and the affected on examples of cases of physical and sexual violence against women in families that took place in 2011.