The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and the organization UN Women held a joint conference on April 18 in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, to discuss how to promote a new project on preventing domestic violence.
At the meeting, attendees summarized the achievements made in nearby Ningxiang County and spoke about their experiences in carrying out the project, hoping more regions can learn from their actions.
Officials also hoped that the country's Anti-Domestic Violence Law can be implemented in the province as soon as possible.
Ningxiang is one of three pilot areas conducting the project. Since the project was introduced in the county in 2014, officials from the local government and various departments have attached much importance to creating a multi-sector work approach.
As a result, its so-called "Five-step Work Method" has been widely praised and welcomed by grassroots officials and members of the public, according to a statement.
The method encourages victims of domestic violence to come forward; it leads officials to learn how to collect evidence; guides them to ask for assistance from professional aid agencies; leads them to learn relevant legal knowledge; and, helps them cultivate an awareness of estimating risks.
At the event, staff members from the provincial High Court, Public Security Bureau, the Department of Civil Affairs and legal experts, respectively, gave an analysis of Ningxiang's efforts from multiple points of view.
In addition, all participants from various regions in the province said they will make plans to protect women and children from domestic violence in the future.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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