With 465 votes in favor, or 93.37 percent, legislators on November 14 passed the revised Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control at the ongoing fourth session of the National Assembly (NA).
|legislators passed the revised Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control at the ongoing fourth session__Photo: The Office of the National Assembly|
The law has six chapters with 56 articles and will become effective on July 1 next year.
The revised law is added with provisions applicable to foreigners residing in Vietnam, said Chairwoman of the NA Committee for Social Affairs Nguyen Thuy Anh.
Measures to support domestic violence victims and handle violations concerning domestic violence have also been added to remediate the shortcomings of the current law and meet the requirements of reality, Anh added.
She elaborated the law also promotes the State’s responsibility for allocating resources for domestic violence prevention and control, toward the building and effective development of victim support facilities.
The NA Standing Committee asked the Government to widely disseminate the revised law to all people, families, agencies and organizations.
The Committee proposed that guiding texts of the law should be promulgated soon, focusing on training and capacity building for people in charge of domestic violence prevention and control work.- (VLLF)