Service centre to support survivors of domestic violence launched in Da Nang

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
June 24, 2022, 10:46 [GMT+7]

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), on Thursday, launched a One Stop Service Centre called ‘Anh Duong (Sunshine) House’.

In her remarks at the launching ceremony, Da Nang People’s Committee Vice Chairwoman Ngo Thi Kim Yen expressed her thanks to the Centre for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women and Adolescents under UNFPA for setting up the ‘Anh Duong (Sunshine) House’ model to the city.

She added the humanity project was in line with the city's goals and tasks on implementing the programme on gender-based violence prevention and response during the 2021-2025 period, and the city's policy on building a safe city free of violence against women and girls.

Vice Chairwoman Yen expressed her wish that more ‘Anh Duong (Sunshine) House’ models will be deployed so as to build Da Nang into not only a safe destination for tourists, but also a livable and friendly city for women and children.

The ‘Anh Duong (Sunshine) House’ model is part of the Japanese government-funded project on mitigating the negative impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations and ensuring national progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The model provides essential, comprehensive and integrated services to women and girls who are experiencing or are at risk of gender-based and domestic violence.

It also provides a wide range of services, meeting international standards, including health care, psychological support, counselling, social welfare services, emergency shelters, police protection, legal and justice services and referrals.

All services are based on the survivor-centred principle, in which survivors are treated with respect and dignity, and assured of privacy and confidentiality.

Reporting by HUYNH TRANG - Translating by M.DUNG