The parade launching the Action Month against Domestic Violence 2016 (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Women’s Union agreed to implement a programme to enhance the role of families in preventing domestic violence.

The deal was signed by Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien and President of the Union Nguyen Thi Thu Ha in Hanoi on November 21.

The programme will be piloted in six provinces and cities across the nation, namely Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Quang Binh, Dak Lak, Tien Giang and HCM City.

It aims to enhance awareness of the role of the family in educating attitudes, lifestyles and behaviours among family members, thus preventing domestic violence.

It is also expected to help reduce the number of cases and the seriousness of domestic violence in the localities while utilising the resources of the two sectors to build happy families.

Under the programme, legal documents will be completed to help women build happy families, with a focus on domestic violence prevention and family-based education.

The two sides will strengthen communications to improve the quality of family relationships and organise activities including Vietnam Family Day (June 28), The National Action Month against Domestic Violence in response to the International Day of Happiness (March 20), and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25).

Training courses will be held to build capacity for local staff and community members involved in domestic violence prevention and control.

Studies will also be conducted to improve family-based education in the coming years.-VNA