The Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has worked with localities to expand the model of forming family violence prevention groups.

The localities, which include Soc Son, Ha Dong, Gia Lam and Thach That, have provided financial support for the groups’ activities, including seminars and consultation services on economic development, health care and child-raising.

The department has also distributed 12,000 flyers to raise awareness about family violence and the rights and obligations held by all individuals.

It has also worked with the Municipal Women Union and other social organisations and sectors to enhance the community’s understanding of relevant legal documents and to praise outstanding families, thus reducing the likelihood of family violence in the city.

Hanoi is now home to nearly 200 groups working on the issue. They organise regular get-togethers and seminars to raise community awareness about sensible behaviour in families and communities.

They also help improve understanding among members, both women and men, about how to prevent family violence and how to forge solidarity and sharing in their communities.-VNA