Work meeting to discuss legislative changes

On March 7, 2017, a meeting was held in Sofia to discuss legislative changes to reduce domestic violence and in accordance with the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (the so-called Istanbul Convention) . On behalf of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Convention was signed by the Minister of Justice on 21 April 2016.

Training to deal with cases of domestic violence

Between September and December 2016, more than 500 social workers and police officers were trained to deal with cases of domestic violence. During the same period, trainers were trained to train police officers.