Support for domestic violence victims and punishment on the offenders are major topics of a three-day training course opened in Can Tho city on April 27.

The training aims to educate women in gender equality law, calling on them “not to keep silence at domestic violence”.

Participants are provided with reliable addresses for and equipped with experiences in solving disputes, protecting victims and treating as well as educating offenders in an effective way.

The course draws almost 50 participants from women’s unions, the police, the judiciary and courts in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum .

They will also pay a fieldtrip to Xuan Khanh precinct, Ninh Kieu district, to see first hand progress as well as outstanding problems in the fight against domestic violence and exchange relevant experience with local authorities.

The course, co-sponsored by the Spanish International Cooperation and Development Agency (AECID), is part of a project on improving women’s competence in economic development.

The project, over the past year of the first phase, helped build 57 reliable addresses in Can Tho city to shelter women who are victims of domestic violence, and provide credits for 482 women, either victims or vulnerable to the crime, to develop household economy./.