Updated: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:33:14 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider : Malaysia

Malaysia leads in fight against domestic violence, says ministry – Bernama

Malaysia's efforts in fighting domestic violence against women and children have received recognition from Asean countries, said secretary-general of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM), Datuk Seri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur. The recognition is based on KPWKM's success in publishing a book called Good Practices:...


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Malaysia's efforts in fighting domestic violence against women and children have received recognition from Asean countries, said secretary-general of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM), Datuk Seri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur.

The recognition is based on KPWKM's success in publishing a book called Good Practices: Eliminating Violence Against Women And Children (ECAWC), which emphasised on good practices to curb crime against the two groups.

Noorul Ainur said the 107-page book can be used as reference by all Asean members to create a caring society in their respective countries.

"Malaysia's goal is for the good practices to be shared and introduced in each Asean country in the fight against domestic violence against women and children," she told reporters after representing Malaysia at the 8th Meeting of the Asean Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), in Jakarta yesterday.

She said the book is not just about good practice models introduced by KPWKM but also contains initiatives undertaken by ACWC members to curb violence against women and children.

"This initiative pioneered by KPWKM shows that Malaysia is serious about finding the best mechanism to alert the community to provide protection against women and children."

Earlier, Noorul Ainur said KPWKM had introduced various initiatives to address crimes against women and children and they had created awareness among Malaysians.

The initiatives introduced include One-Stop Crisis Centres (OSCC), Talian Nur 15999 and Childline 15999 recognised by every Asean member as the most effective mechanism in helping to reduce crime.

Malaysia also proposed that Asean countries continue to work closely with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the community to fight domestic crimes.

This was in line with the declaration to curb violence against women and children agreed by all the leaders at the 2013 Asean Summit in Brunei last October. – Bernama, February 20, 2014.

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