|The task force will comprise experts from governmental agencies, the United Nations in Viet Nam and other relevant offices.— File Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — A national task force to control and prevent domestic violence was launched in the capital city yesterday.
The task force will comprise experts from governmental agencies, the United Nations in Viet Nam and other relevant offices.
The establishment of the task force marked the end of a month-long campaign to end violence against women and girls that began mid-November.
The campaign was jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Women's Union, the Farmers' Union, the United Nations in Viet Nam and other development partners.
Several workshops, policy dialogues, exhibitions and parades were held in Ha Noi, HCM City, as well as Hai Duong and Ben Tre provinces. Several educational programmes on domestic violence prevention were carried out in different forms of the media including newspapers and television channels.
The task force will be headed by the Family Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism with technical support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam.
Members of the task force will take part in meetings every six months from now until 2016 to share information and knowledge related to domestic violence prevention and control and formulate action plans.
They will also participate in training courses that will help them disseminate knowledge and skills to local populations towards reducing and ending the scourge of domestic violence in the country. — VNS