Gov’t and Opposition Disagree on Ratification of Istanbul Convention
MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.20.
The Hungarian government is committed to fighting violence against women, Judit Varga, the justice minister, told MTI on Monday.
Varga said that
The government wishes to tackle the problem through the rigor of the law, ensuring real assistance in cooperation with civil partners rather than through ratifying international agreements”
Varga dismissed critical remarks by the opposition concerning covered shelters for women and insisted that “the system has helped those in trouble at a high professional level for years”. She added that the national crisis management centre had a 24 hour hotline, through which victims of violence could get instant directions to such facilities. She added that across the country there were shelters for a total 300 victims of domestic violence, child abuse, prostitution or slave trade.