¡@¡@"Domestic Violence" is no longer an unfamiliar term in our daily life.
¡@¡@Some of us may have witnessed, heard about, or experienced domestic violence, and some of us may play the role as a defender, silent witness, victim, or perpetrator in the incidents caused by domestic violence. The truth is, most of us still regard domestic violence as a "family's business" that outsiders have no right to get involved. Further, the general public tend to take that only abnormal men will abuse their wives, children, and the elders, which has nothing to do with most normal people's life. Such views on the distinction between private and public life prevent "domestic violence" from becoming a public issue.
¡@¡@Ms. Ru-Weng Deng's murder her husband has exposed the darkside of treating domestic violence as a "family's business" to the public. It furthers women's organizations to take part in actions against marital and domestic violence. Today we are glad that the "Domestic Violence Prevention Act" was read for the first time.
¡@¡@Through this featured issue, we wish to enhance the public's understanding of domestic violence, to bring more people's attention to the legistaltion of "Domestic Violence Prevention Act," and to carry the bill into effect by everyone's active participation. This issue includes the history of action against domestic violence in Taiwan, definition of domestic violence, plan of the "Domestic Violence Prevention Act," and legal analysis of the "Domestic Violence Prevention Act," etc.
¡@¡@We are especially grateful to the "Domestic Violence Prevention Campaign Draft" provided by Modern Women's Foundation and the Office of Legislator Wei-Kang Pan, and the articles provided by the social worker Pei-Jing Lin of Taipei City Government 24 hours Shelter that make this issue possible.
The Legislative-Yuan has passed The Domestic Violence Prevention Act in May, 1998 and has announced it on June 24, 1998.
Understanding Domestic Violence
Action Against Marital Violence in Taiwan Taiwan Woemn Web "Women and Physical Safety" Section Commision of Sexual Assault Prevention, Ministry of Interior Affairs Domestic Violence Prevention Handbook--by Modern Women's Foundation
Domestic Violence Nowadays in Taiwan & Policy Directions and Implications for the Future
Problems in Dealing with Incidents Caused by Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Prevention Act
Purpose Process of Domestic Violence Prevention Draft Specifications of Domestic Violence Prevention Draft Content of the Draft Complete Content of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act
Study of Actions Against Marital Violence in Taiwan--by Ms. Pei-Jing Lin Datas provided by Modern Women's Foundation and the Office of Legislator Wei-Kang Pan
Domestic Violence Nowadays in Taiwan & Policy Directions and Implications for the Future (text file, 13.6k) Explanation of the Domestic Violence Prevention Draft (text file, 14.1k) Domestic Violence Prevention Draft (text file, 14.3k) Domestic Violence Prevention Act (text file, 14.3k) Problems in Dealing with Incidents Caused by Domestic Violence v.s. Domestic Violence Prevention Draft (text file, 7.4k)Taiwan Women Web's "Women and Laws" Section
Resources: World Wide Web
W.I.S.E. - Women's Issues and Social Empowerment Domestic Violence WWW Links (Maintained by W.I.S.E. - Women's Issues and Social Empowerment)--This site contains information about violence against women, battered men, domestic abuse in gay relationships, and E-mail discussion lists on domestic violence. Domestic Violence Report Links Page (Maintained by W.I.S.E. - Women's Issues and Social Empowerment)--Contains reports on the domestic violence in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and U. S. A.. Domestic Violence Handbook: Courtesy of CyberGirl Domestic Violence Main Menu --Articles on Domestic Violence. Female Domestic Violence Against Men--A website that concentrates on the abuse that women do to men. Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)--A non-profit organization that provides advocacy, information, and support for men and women who are the victims of domestic violence. In particular, the SAFE network concentrates on domestic violence against straight men, gay men, and lesbian women, because few services exist for these groups. Violence Against Women: An International Problem(Maintained by The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FUND))--Valuable information on world-wide domestic violence.
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