Domestic violence in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien is on the decrease, heard a conference in the locality on October 14.

The event was held to review how Dien Bien has implemented the law on prevention and control of domestic violence over the past five years.

Incidents of domestic violence dropped from 800 in 2009 to 530 last year. In the first half of this year, the locality recorded just over 240 cases. Almost 90 percent of which were brought against men.

It is partly thanks to the active support of 73 clubs and 210 quick-response teams with some 2,000 members. They are working to raise public awareness of the fight against domestic violence via the spread of legal publications across the locality.

To reduce the number of cases, the province will issue more criteria to better the combat while paying attention to dissemination in remote and mountainous areas with a priority given to personnel training.

Hotlines will be launched while groups specialising in marriage and reconciliation consultation will be established soon.-VNA