Do Thi Kim Ngan, a four-year-old female victims of domestic violence. (Photo: VNA)

 


Da Nang (VNA) – A number of anti-domestic violence clubs have been established in the central city of Da Nang as part of a UN Women project.

Aiming to mobilise the community’s participation in protecting women and girls from violence, the project ran in Hai Chau district’s Hoa Cuong Bac ward and Hoa Vang district’s Hoa Khuong, Hoa Phong communes between 2013 and 2015.

It set up clubs grouping people dedicated to deterring domestic violence against women.

All participating localities have maintained their clubs up to now and plan to establish more.

In 2014, Hoa Phong commune launched its 30-member parent group against domestic violence to equip locals with skills to handle the issue.

Recent local statistics showed that the number of reported domestic violence cases stood at two per year, a decrease from six cases in the past.

Da Nang has thus far recorded no cases of women trafficking or abuse.

Shoko Ishikawa, UN Women Chief Representative in Vietnam, expressed her hope that encouraging outcomes of the project will be maintained and these clubs will work to help eliminate domestic violence, especially against girls and women.-VNA