Human Rights Commission of the Maldives

Press Release PR - 018/2012

Published on 23-04-2012

This Commission recognize and applauds the ratification of Domestic Violence Prevention Bill, passed from the People’s Majlis on 4 April 2012, by President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan today. And the Commission believes this is an important step taken against domestic violence and violence against women in the Maldives. We call upon all relevant institutions to arrange for, at their earliest convenience, the realization of all that is necessary to fully implement this Act for the people to fully reap its benefits.

We can make this a domestic violence-free society only with the full support and cooperation of the state, individuals, civil society and others who are willing to work for this cause, therefore we call upon all relevant parties to strive to get justice for the victims of domestic violence through this act.