Budapest, April 18 (MTI) – The opposition Socialist, LMP, and Együtt (Together) parties have submitted a draft resolution to parliament aimed at enforcing the Istanbul Convention on eliminating domestic violence.
Deputies of the party criticised the government, which signed the convention two years ago but has not facilitated its integration into Hungarian law.
At a joint press conference, LMP’s Bernadett Szél said that her party would “not let the government shelve this cause” and demanded that sufficient funds should be ensured to fight problems arising from domestic violence.
Szél proposed that 8 billion forints (EUR 26m) should be set aside in next year’s budget to set up crisis centres, which she said could now only cover a mere 10 percent of the demand. She also added that civil organisations estimated the number of women suffering from violence in their relationships at 223,000.