26/08/2017 07:10 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Project to end violence against women, girls launched in Da Nang

Da Nang, August 25 (VNA) – The women’s union of Da Nang and UN Women jointly launched a Asia-Pacific regional project on enhancing measures to end violence against women and girls in the central city on August 25. 

The Vietnam component of the project, which aims to mobilise the community’s engagement in preventing violence against women and girls, will be implemented from 2017 to 2020 with financial support from the Australian Government. 

The project is to create changes directly benefiting women and girls, enhance knowledge to end violence, and share evidence and practice across the Asia-Pacific region. 

It also targets changing prejudices and increasing accountability of regional and national organisations to implement policies to end violence against women and girls. 

According to Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh, in Vietnam, six out of ten women are victims of domestic violence. She cited the UN’s estimates as saying that domestic violence in Vietnam caused economic losses equivalent to 3.2 percent of the country’s GDP. 

The municipal authorities and people will actively engage in fighting violence against women and girls, thus building Da Nang into a safe and friendly city, he stressed.
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