East China's Shandong province has taken various steps to fight against domestic violence and protect the legitimate rights and interests of women and children in recent years, according to officials.
In April 2004, the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial People's Congress deliberated and adopted the Resolution on Preventing and Curbing Domestic Violence.
In March 2009, officials amended the Measures for the Implementation of the Law on the Protection of Women's Rights and Interests, further strengthened the responsibility of functional departments in preventing and suppressing domestic violence, and improved the rescue system for women victims of domestic violence.
Since the promulgation of the anti-domestic violence law in 2016, departments such as the comprehensive administration office, the public security bureau, the judicial department, and the civil affairs department have issued 152 supportive documents on anti-domestic violence.
Officials of the provincial people's congress and members of the provincial committee of the CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) have conducted inspections and investigations on key issues concerning women's rights and interests.
They have also conducted four inspection tours on the anti-domestic violence work and the implementation of the programs for women and child development.
Women's federations at all levels have conducted targeted inspections to help solve key and difficult issues concerning women's rights and interests.
At present, the provincial regulations on anti-domestic violence is being reviewed by the provincial people's congress standing committee.
Relevant departments at all levels have actively created a good social atmosphere against domestic violence by organizing a series of campaigns on special occasions such as International Women's Day, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and National Constitution Day. Such campaigns received positive results.
The women's federations have combined anti-domestic violence publicity with other activities such as the Looking for the Most Beautiful Families, the Five-virtue Civilized Families and Building Safe Families. They have also vigorously carried out family virtue education and advocated civilized family relations by raising awareness on anti-domestic violence as an important part of events.
They have also organized volunteers in the province to publicize anti-domestic violence knowledge in communities, and provide psychological counseling, marriage and family conflict mediation services.
Meanwhile, the federations have also made full use of social media, broadcasted anti-domestic violence work conducted in various cities, and jointly produced a program in which lawyers of the Women's Rights Protection Legal Service Group, as guests, interpreted the anti-domestic violence law online.
In recent years, the province has gradually formed a network to fight domestic violence. The judicial departments at all levels and women's federations jointly established 149 Women's Rights Protection Legal Service Groups in the province.
In addition, 138 marriage and family dispute mediation agencies have been established, through which 517 women's federation officials with legal, psychological, marriage and family issues knowledge, 500 expert volunteers and over 30,000 volunteers participated in mediation work.
Moreover, the "12338" Women's Rights Protection Service Hotline and the Anti-Domestic Public Service Station accepted complaints of domestic violence and coordinated professional forces to provide comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence, such as carrying out investigation, dispute resolution and legal assistance.
Since the promulgation of the anti-domestic violence law, public security organizations at the city, county and county levels have successively introduced a system of domestic violence warnings to regulate relevant procedures.
The courts at all levels have established a women's rights collegiate panel to give priority to mediation, registration, trial of cases involving domestic violence.
They also actively improved the operating procedures for personal protection of domestic violence.
The provincial civil affairs administration and Shandong Women's Federation also jointly issued the Notice on Further Strengthening the Work of Asylum Relief for Domestic Violence Victims, and set up anti-domestic violence shelters relying on rescue management, social welfare agencies and community offices to provide temporary relief services for victims of domestic violence.
The judicial departments at all levels set up injury identification centers in qualified medical institutions for victims of domestic violence and provide scientific, objective and fair evidence for the protection of victims' rights.
Meanwhile, women's federations at all levels across Shandong have organized anti-domestic violence-themed activities in villages. They also commended over 1,000 Zero-Domestic Violence Communities and Safe Family Demonstration Counties/Villages.
(Source: Qlwb.com.cn/ Translated and edited by Women of China)