Elimination of violence against women and girls
Vietnamese men are encouraged to say no to domestic violence against women and girls.
The message was delivered at a meeting in Hanoi on November 24 by the Vietnam Farmers’ Association, the Vietnam Women’s Union and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in response to International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Domestic violence against women is a growing global concern, adversely affecting people’s health, living conditions, and family happiness.
Those most vulnerable are women and girls who are subject to emotional, physical and sexual abuse and maltreatment.
A recent survey reveals 58% of questioned Vietnamese women at least suffer one of those abovementioned forms of violence; half of the respondents never speak out; and 87% have yet to seek support from public services.
Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Chairman of the Vietnam Farmers’ Association, attributed gender inequality in society to rising incidences of domestic violence, stating male involvement and their behavior are crucial in combating domestic violence.
Uong Chu Luu, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly, said Vietnam is currently one of the leading countries in implementing policies and laws on promoting gender equality and putting an end to violence against women.
The issuance of the Gender Equality Law in 2006 and the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control in 2007 laid an important legal foundation for protecting women’s rights.
An exhibition on gender equality and a street march were among various activities held the same day to mark the event.
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