Danang aims to make city safer for women and children
  • | | October 12, 2020 02:00 PM
Danang authorities have drafted a plan for 2020-2025 period so that the environment in 80% of wards, villages, schools and firms will be safe for women and children without violence and sexual harassment.


Promotion to protect women and children.

According to the Danang Department of Police, in the first six months of 2020, they reported 22 cases involving domestic violence and 10 cases of child abuse. In July, the police discovered cases in which fake social accounts tricked women to collect their private photos and force them into sexual relationships.

Many child abuse cases are reported late so the police have faced many difficulties in collecting evidence. The accused escaped or there was a lack of evidence to convict.

Colonel Tran Muu, vice head of Danang Department of Police said public awareness about such issues, especially domestic violence, is still low. Parents lack knowledge about children's psychology and mental changes or they do not talk to their children about sensitive topics.

Men are still more likely to use violence and the economy’s problems have increased pressures. It has also become easier for some people to cheat their victims online.

According to the draft plan to make Danang into a safe city for women and children in the 2020-2025 period with a view to 2035, the city want to see 80% of wards, villages, schools and firms safe for women and children in regards to violence and sexual harassment. 50% of public places will be safe for women and children. State employees who work on the project will be trained to carry out their works at all levels.

It is hoped that all women and children will be detected and protected in time.

Nguyen Thanh Quang, head of the Public Relations Department said this was a new and necessary policy for Danang as part of its efforts to create a liveable city. The aims are to ensure social security, food safety and hygiene, security and order, traffic safety in Danang.

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