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The UNFPA-supported National Study on violence against women in #Vietnam in 2019 showed little change of violence against #women after 10 years since the 1st study in 2010. In Viet Nam, still 2 in 3 women experience one or more forms of violence in their life time, and most do not disclose their experience to others. As such, a legal amendment is a step forward to stop #DomesticViolence.

In November 2007, the National Assembly XII approved the Domestic Violence Prevention and Control (#DVPC) law, which took effect in July 2008. In May 2021 the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism began the revision of the 2007 DVPC law. During the amendment process, the survivor-centered approach has been applied to protect the rights of #survivors of domestic violence. The amended law is to prevent and effectively respond to domestic violence. In October 2022 the National Assembly XV plans to approve the amended draft DVPC law.

Ms. Pauline Tamesis (United Nations Regional Coordinator), Ms. Ann Måwe (Ambassador of Sweden), Ms. Pilar Méndez Jiménez (Ambassador of Spain), Mr. Shawn Perry Steil (Ambassador of Canada), Mr. Mark Tattersall (Charge d'Affaires a.i. Embassy of Australia), and Mr. Thomas Wiersing (Charge d'Affaires a.i. of the EU delegation) spoke about the importance of the amendment of the #DVPC law, as sharing experience from countries in the world on domestic violence prevention and control.

Addressing domestic violence is to protect human rights!