MAAT’s policy analysis unit issues a new paper to trap domestic violence against women
“Amending article No. 60 of the Penal Code and promoting civil society role in finding solutions” are the most prominent recommendations
The policy analysis unit at MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights issued a new paper entitled “towards mechanisms to trap domestic violence against women”, in the context of the “Universal Periodic Review as a tool to enhance public policy during the transitional period” project, implemented by the foundation and funded by the European Union during 2016-2017.
The paper discussed relative axes to domestic violence against women, including basic points that tackled: domestic violence definition, domestic violence against women, violence definition, domestic violence against women forms, its reasons, motives and impact on the community, then the paper addressed the culture of violence against women in local community, along with documenting the numbers and statics on the domestic abused women, as well as addressing the legal gaps standing as an obstacle in the way of holding accountable those who commit violence against women, and the efforts made by the state and civil society to care for and rehabilitate the domestic abused women. The paper also addressed the constitutional, rights-based and legislative frameworks for this issue.
The paper presented a set of important recommendations on the legislative, rehabilitation and training, and the state institutions role in eliminating this phenomenon, the proposed amendments on the legislative level include adopting a legislation considering domestic violence against women a crime punishable by the law in order to limit domestic violence against women, along with amending article No. 60 of the Egyptian Penal Code allowing the lack of punishment for domestic violence as part of breeding.
On the level of rehabilitation and education, the paper demanded non-governmental organizations to document domestic violence with the aim of analyzing them and finding results to address them in a practical and scientific method in order to find genuine solutions to eliminate domestic violence, as well as providing training to religious elite to disseminate the values of tolerance, peace and security between family members.
The paper also demanded providing safe places for women and children where they could go to be secure and examined by specialists, along with committing the prospective spouses to undertake training courses on raising children, and family relations.
The complete paper is available on the following link: https://www.maatpeace.org/E86Yp
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