George Tityukov, deputy mayor of Plovdiv for “Sport, youth activities and social policy”, in cooperation with representatives of Zonta Club Plovdiv and “Gender alternatives” produced an exhibition on the Main Street of Plovdiv entitled “NO to violence against women.”
The initiative is part of a global campaign, which runs from November 25 to December 10, targeting the various forms of violence against women. The aim is to pay attention and give voice to take concrete action to eradicate the problem of domestic violence against women and girls. This is done through prevention, protection of victims and prosecution of perpetrators.
Vladimira Tracheva of Zonta Club Plovdiv said that Bulgaria is among the eight countries from the Council of Europe which has not signed the Istanbul Convention:
“We, Zonta Club Plovdiv and “Gender alternatives”, want to alleviate the issue via an e-petition to say “NO to violence, YES to the signing of the Istanbul Convention”, she explained.
Plovdiv has free services for victims of domestic violence, advice from lawyers, social workers and psychologists in different programs working with adults and children.
Anyone wishing to sign the petition can do so at the following address: http://grajdanskapeticia.com/pview.aspx?pi=BG31547