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Every Fourth Bulgarian Women Falls Victim to Home Violence

Date: 05.06.2011

One in four women in Bulgaria is beaten at home. In Plovdiv women are the most outspoken when it comes t0 domestic violence, whereas in Lovetch their peers prefer to conceal such outrageous facts. The information was released at a roundtable dedicated to the prevention of violence against women organized with the support of the Ministry of Interior. Last year, 255 ordinances were issued in Plovdiv aimed at domestic violence prevention. IM data show that Burgas and Varna top the ranking list as the cities where domestic violence against women is most frequent. In Sofia the prohibitions to approach a victim of violence amount to one-third of those issued in other cities. Most of the victims are above or around 40. Women are also the most frequent victims of frauds, burglaries and thefts.

The foum organized by the Information Bureau of the EP in Bulgaria gathered MEPs. Representatives of the Interior Ministry and judiciary as well as NGOs.

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