The public security departments of south China's Guangdong Province recently released a new work guideline on anti-domestic violence, with a view to providing references and working norms for local police.
Article 4 in the guidelines stipulated that police should take immediate action to stop domestic violence, collect evidence, and assist the victim to seek medical treatment and injury identification. Moreover, article 5 regulated that local public security departments should issue warnings to perpetrators within five working days from the date of alarm.
"Public security departments can also invite local women's federations, residents' or villagers' committees to get involved while issuing warnings to abusers", said article 6.
Experts pointed out that the new guidelines are the first opinion and job specification that relevant functional departments have issued and implemented across the province since the Law on Anti-Domestic Violence took effect on March 1.
In addition, the regulation also provided a powerful basis for grassroots women's federations to publicize the Anti-Domestic Violence Law, help victims to deal with the violence and carry out legal education for perpetrators.
Furthermore, Guangdong Women's Federation called on all members to learn the guidelines and fully understand the contents and procedures of the warning system issued by the public security organs. At the same time, federations also planned to publicize the system to female petitioners so as to better protect women's legal rights and interests.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Gender Study Network)
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