Community Involvement in Prevention of Domestic Violence Against Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164001
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Community Involvement in Prevention of Domestic Violence Against Women
Author(s):
Nguyen Thi, Kim Dung
Author Details:
Kim Dung Nguyen Thi, Project Officer, The Center for Reproductive and Family Health, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam, email: rafh@hn.vnn.vn
Abstract:
Introduction: This paper will share experiences from the project: 'Prevention of Domestic Violence Against Women in Ninh Binh, Vietnam.' This project improves awareness of local authorities and people in Ninh Binh Province on gender equality and women's rights, and on preventing DVAW through an intervention system. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Embassy of Switzerland and the Embassy of New Zealand provide support to this project. Methods: The approach is based on the mobilization of the community, consolidating the experience started during the pilot phase. Local authorities, community organizations, mass associations and community people are also involved in the project. Behavior Change Communication approach is also applied in this project. Systematic information and education campaigns were carried out to improve awareness of local authorities and people on gender equality and women's rights, and to change their behaviors to prevent DVAW. Results: The most important achievement of the project is that it managed to inspire leaders at provincial, district and commune levels and the Women's Union leader, creating political will for activities aiming at elimination of DVAW and improving the status of women. A board for prevention of DVAW from province to commune and a network of village intervention teams are established. It shows the commitment of the provincial and district leaders as well as the project communes to combat DVAW. Counseling rooms have set up in communes and provide quality-counseling service. 'Husband and Father' and 'Wife and Mother' club meetings and thematic talks are organized quarterly to attract community people's attention. Information on women's rights, gender equality and prevention of DVAW has broadcasted regularly in mass media in project sites. Lesson learned: In order to change behaviors of communities to DVAW, mobilizing the community participation is an important approach. Integrating DVAW into local government's policy is essential to ensure sustainability. Improving community awareness, especially for men plays a decisive role in preventing domestic violence against women.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCommunity Involvement in Prevention of Domestic Violence Against Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNguyen Thi, Kim Dungen_US
dc.author.detailsKim Dung Nguyen Thi, Project Officer, The Center for Reproductive and Family Health, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam, email: rafh@hn.vnn.vnen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164001-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: This paper will share experiences from the project: 'Prevention of Domestic Violence Against Women in Ninh Binh, Vietnam.' This project improves awareness of local authorities and people in Ninh Binh Province on gender equality and women's rights, and on preventing DVAW through an intervention system. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Embassy of Switzerland and the Embassy of New Zealand provide support to this project. Methods: The approach is based on the mobilization of the community, consolidating the experience started during the pilot phase. Local authorities, community organizations, mass associations and community people are also involved in the project. Behavior Change Communication approach is also applied in this project. Systematic information and education campaigns were carried out to improve awareness of local authorities and people on gender equality and women's rights, and to change their behaviors to prevent DVAW. Results: The most important achievement of the project is that it managed to inspire leaders at provincial, district and commune levels and the Women's Union leader, creating political will for activities aiming at elimination of DVAW and improving the status of women. A board for prevention of DVAW from province to commune and a network of village intervention teams are established. It shows the commitment of the provincial and district leaders as well as the project communes to combat DVAW. Counseling rooms have set up in communes and provide quality-counseling service. 'Husband and Father' and 'Wife and Mother' club meetings and thematic talks are organized quarterly to attract community people's attention. Information on women's rights, gender equality and prevention of DVAW has broadcasted regularly in mass media in project sites. Lesson learned: In order to change behaviors of communities to DVAW, mobilizing the community participation is an important approach. Integrating DVAW into local government's policy is essential to ensure sustainability. Improving community awareness, especially for men plays a decisive role in preventing domestic violence against women.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:36:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:36:22Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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