Intimate partner and domestic violence prevention programme assessed
The MSAH action programme on preventing intimate partner and domestic violence held a conference 10 October to look at municipal level performance in carrying out the aims of the programme.
Nearly all municipalities have now appointed a contact person responsible for advancing the programme at local level. The provincial governments now also have coordinators on intimate partner and domestic violence issues, who provide support for municipal work on the problem.
The conference was held to take stock of developments since the introduction of the programme. The next goal is for municipalities to have clear strategies for dealing with problems and providing assistance to victims and perpetrators.
Further information: Senior Officer Helena Ewalds, tel. +358 9 160 73775, 050 466 2854