The Ministry of Women’s Affairs on Monday announced that the government will create a new committee from 13 related ministries for implementing an action plan against violence on woman from 2017-2021.
Speaking during the launch of the Cambodia action plan to prevent and respond to violence against children today in Phnom Penh, minister of Women’s Affair, Ing Kantha Phavi said that the new committees from 13 related ministries has an obligation to implement the government action plan for combating violence against children from 2017-2021.
“The survey of 2013 revealed that our children still suffer from violence. We are surprised. A lone or a single ministry could not combat this ill of society, so we need related ministries to joint forces and combat this social menace together to ensure our child live and stay safe,” she said.
She added that the survey found that violence against children is prevalent in the homes, schools and communities in Cambodia.
According to a recent report by Licadho, Law enforcement against domestic violence is still weak, noting that few cases ever make it to trial. The report, “No Punishment, No Protection: Cambodia’s Response to Domestic Violence” is based on a review of 237 closed domestic violence cases from 2014 to 2016.