Domestic violence responsible for divorce

Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien pointed out that domestic violence is the culprit of divorce by statistic.

The statement was made at a yesterday meeting to review 10-year implementation of the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control in Hanoi with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, representatives from committees of the National Assembly, international organizations, ministries and agencies and typical individuals in domestic violence prevention movement in the community.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Thien said that by statistic, family violence has made bad impact on economy and labor productivity because it is estimated to cause a loss of 1.77 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) annually.
Researches showed that up to 58 percent of married women announced to experience one of three domestic violence. 80 percent of divorces are result of family violence.
Statically, within the last ten years, the cases of family violence have declined gradually; nevertheless, it can’t speak out the reality. Supreme court’s figure shows from July 1, 2008 to July 31, 2018, courts in different levels have handled 1,422,067 divorces and resolved 1,384,660 cases while 37,407 cases are proceeding.
Of 1,384,660 divorce cases, 1,060,767 are result of family violence including abuse, beating, alcohol abuse, gambling and adultery accounting for 76.6 percent of the total. Latest social studies showed that violence has taken place in 30 percent of participant families within 12 months.
Unclear conception and leader responsibility of domestic violence prevention program, policies of state investment and social contribution lead to hiccups along the way to carry out the law implementation.
Administrative penalties have been performed yet not mismatched with violence cases because of characteristics of culprits; however, administrative fines don’t deter people from committing crimes and worse, it is sometimes barriers in detecting and support victims of domestic violence.
Accordingly, participants proposed enhancing supervision of law enformance and guidance in “hot spot” of domestic violence as well as amendment of guidance regulatory paper to make leader’s responsibility and conception clearer and increase fine rate to ensure violators not to commit crime again.

By MAI AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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