Nice People Networking

New Domestic Violence Plan

The Attorney General of the Republic, Jean Alain Rodríguez, has presented a National Plan against Domestic Violence to try to reduce the number of femicides in the country, which number 80 women so far this year. The objectives of the plan are to motivate women to complain to the authorities if they feel under threat. The Attorney General Office guarantees effective action by the prosecution service to provide victims with more effective care.

The plan offers educational and cultural actions that are being coordinated with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture. The Ministry of Public Health commits to help detect potential problems at an early stage and identify potential aggressors and victims. The National Police, Ministry of Women and the National Board for Childhood and Adolescence (Conani) are entrusted with other actions in the plan.

Two new regional centers will be installed for survivors of violence in the north and east and the Life Line (809-220-1202) help service will operation nationally for 24 hours a day 365 days a year. In addition, 14 new Units of Attention to Victims of Domestic Violence will be added to the 19 existing ones, and their opening hours will be extended to midnight.

The Attorney General said they would be hiring additional staff to receive the complaints.

Source: DR1

Nov 11, 2017

Category: DR News |

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Last updated January 21, 2018 at 12:31 AM
stats for wordpress
View Statistics Report
Facebook Twitter