BANGKOK, Oct 30 – Thailand’s Office of the Attorney General and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have signed an MoU in an effort to put an end to domestic violence against women.
Following the advocacy to end violence against women supported by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, the Office of the Attorney General and UN Women will together help extend knowledge, based on the Protection of Domestic Violence Victims Act BE 2550 (2007), while raising awareness and changing women and men’s attitude towards domestic abuse so they can be good examples for their children.
The Domestic Violence Victims Act puts special emphasis on witnesses in domestic violence cases. It encourages them not to ignore any act of violence, or they can be prosecuted.
Based on the agreement, trainings on ending violence against women will be provided to Thai police cadets who will be in charge of domestic violence cases in future as well as educational institutions, provincial and local administrative organisations staff.
The Attorney General said his office has dealt with a number of domestic violence cases, with many petitioned to HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha.