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The economic impact of domestic violence in the health sector

Year of granting the aid: 2015
Realisation date: 01.05.2015 – 30.04.2016
Amount: 2 698 000 CZK
Organization: proFem, konzultační středisko pro ženské projekty

The main objective of the project is to quantify the economic impact of domestic violence (DV) on public health care budgets. These impacts will be put into the context of the state of public budgets in general. Another goal is to foster both professional and public debate on the given topic in order to initiate changes that will lead to the regular monitoring, analysis and publication of data on the economic impacts of DV on public budgets, as well as the socio-economic situation of women. The data will be collected within a survey (unique in the Czech context) attended by 3,000 respondents across the country. Interviews will be conducted in person (face-to-face). From the research we will obtain not only information about the economic impacts of DV, but also data on the impacts of DV on women’s health (nature of injuries, length of hospitalisation, etc.). We thus aim at strengthening the argument that prevention of DV is cheaper and more effective than dealing with the consequences thereof, presenting, at the same time, a new aspect of DV. The project outcome will be a comprehensive report summarising the data and findings of the project, which will be presented in PR activities.