18 November 2011

Domestic violence cases increase rapidly starting from October

East Timor Legal News 18/11/2011 Source: Televizaun Timor-Leste17/11/2011 - Domestic violence cases in the country have increased sharply since October this year when there were between35 and 40 cases each day.

Spokesperson of the Movement for Defending the Dignity of Timorese Women, Maria Lurdes Amaral, has called on the State Secretary of Gender Equality Promotion (SEPI) to socialise the law on domestic violence as it is good way of reducing domestic violence case in the country.

"We call on the State Secretary of Gender Equality Promotion (SEPI) to be responsible for those women who are the victims of the domestic violence," Amaral said.

Amaral also called on national and international NGOs to socialise the law on domestic violence in order to stop people from engaging in this type of violence in the country.

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