Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Establish of One-Stop Centres to counteract Violence against Women"
March 24, 2008
- On the 24th of March (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 1,499,850 US dollars (approximately 173.98 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled "Establish of One-Stop Centres to counteract Violence against Women" that will be implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the Republic of South Africa.
- In South Africa, gender-based violence against women especially by intimate partner remains a serious social problem against the background of apartheid history and its quick transition to democratic government, traditional patriarchy and poverty, and bring about the spread of HIV/AIDS. This project aims to prevent violence against women through protection and empowerment of such women, and raise awareness of the people in communities including perpetrators. Under this project the following activities will be implemented:
- Establish temporary shelters for women experienced violence;
- Provide medical services for women experienced violence;
- Empower of women experienced violence through vocational training;
- Raise awareness of and provide educational program to the people in the communities, including perpetrators and children; and
- Raise awareness of and provide training to local stakeholders, including police, health services, NGOs on violence against women.
- This project is expected to prevent violence against women and contribute to the prevention of spread of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of South Africa.
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