S China City to Issue Further Measures to Combat Domestic Violence

November 30, 2017
By Ye HaiyanEditor: Rong Chen

The city of Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province will soon issue a local act for implementation of the National Law Against Domestic Violence, according to officials.

The announcement was made at a symposium in the city on November 25.

Shenzhen Women's Federation and the Committee of Social, Legal, Ethnic and Religious Affairs of the CPPCC Shenzhen Municipal Committee jointly organized the event. It is the first time that Shenzhen has held such symposium after China enacted the law in March 2016.

Officials in attendance were from the All-China Women's Federation, Guangdong Women's Federation, and grassroots women's federations, political and legal affairs commission, public security bureau, the procuratorate, courts, civil affairs bureau, and health and family planning mission.

The participants shared cases and useful methods related to the issue, aimed at promoting legislative processes to prevent and further curb domestic violence.

In particular, the building of a collaborative work mechanism among different departments was highlighted. The scheme should be led by the municipal Party committee, joined by the government and operated by social organizations, noted an official.

Meanwhile, participants suggested that the current compulsory reporting system and social assistance scheme will work better with coherent cooperation between social organizations and the government.

Curbing domestic abuse is a shared responsibility, because such violence affects people, households, and the overall community, said another spokesperson.

Officials from various departments vowed to fulfill their job responsibilities and speed up the construction of safe shelters for those affected.

Shenzhen Women's Federation will take advantage of its organizational strength in integrating resources in order to better safeguard the rights and interests of women and children, said an official.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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