It’s reported that in Asia, there is concern about the number of unreported cases of domestic violence or abuse against women. The Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports has stated that even though the numbers are slowly decreasing, they fear that more and more cases are going unreported. Victims may feel ashamed or scared in certain situations and don’t want to come out and actually say something about it, making it look like the problem is getting better, when really it’s still there below the surface.
In Asia, they are trying to make the public very aware of the problem, and hope that in doing this it will help lower domestic violence. Numbers of reported cases were steadily rising until 2008. In 2008 there were 119 cases of domestic violence recorded. In 2009, the number dropped to 88, making the largest number in decreased cases in more than 5 years.
The government in Asia is taking numerous steps in an attempt to fix this problem. The government has established the National Council of Social Issues to help with the domestic violence cases, aiming to lower the cases. They’ve also changed two different laws pertaining to domestic violence. The government says they realize that violence being committed against women can definitely affect the well-being of any society.
Asia isn’t the only place with problems pertaining to domestic violence. Women have been victimized all over the world, and many countries are trying hard to fix these problems now. Organizations and councils continue to be established in hope to lower the number of cases of domestic violence.