MoSWRR discusses draft version of Protection of Violence against Women Law

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Union Minister Dr Thet Thet Khine chairs the meeting to discuss the Protection of Violence against Women Law (draft) yesterday.  PHOTO : MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Thet Thet Khine attended the meeting on a draft version of Protection of Violence against Women Law organized by the Social Welfare Department yesterday.
During the meeting, the Union Minister stressed the need of having proper law as the ministry is focal for the development of women, and discussed second submission of law to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, readiness to discuss with the respective organizations to enact the law, the need of law to protect the violence against women in the work plans of National Committee on Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and reviews on the presentations of relevant departments/organizations by holding meeting with the Myanmar National Committee for Women’s Affairs and Nay Pyi Taw Council, regions/states Women Committees.
Then, Deputy Minister U Aung Tun Khine briefed the aims of drafting this law according to the recommendations of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
The Director-General of Social Welfare also presented the law sections, and other officials coordinated the meeting.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will organize a further meeting with the Myanmar National Committee for Women’s Affairs to enact the Protection of Violence against Women Law. They will seek the suggestions of civilian organizations for the draft version of the law. —MNA

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