Domestic violence is on the rise in Vietnam , with 33,904 cases across the nation reported from January to September, according to deputy director of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Family Department Hoa Huu Van.

More than a third of domestic violence cases during the first nine months of the year were against women.

In an effort to counter the trend, the ministry has issued a legal document on funding for activities against domestic violence. The funds, which come from the State Budget, will be spent on activities to collect information and provide financial assistance for both victims and those who provide safe accommodation to victims./.