Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 2 / Trend A. Huseynbala /
The Azerbaijani parliament must adopt a domestic violence bill this year.
"We need the support of political parties and law enforcement agencies to adopt the bill," Parliamentary Deputy Speaker Bahar Muradova said during "No Violence Toward Women" hearings in parliament today.
The "Domestic Violence" bill has been already submitted to parliament for review and was returned for revision in 2008.
The International Day for Fighting Violence Toward Women is celebrated annually Nov. 25 in accordance with a U.N. General Assembly decision dated Dec. 17, 1999.
Muradova said Azerbaijan joined the Council of Europe campaign directed at preventing domestic violence in 2006.
"This problem is urgent and worldwide. Azerbaijan cooperates with the Council of Europe and U.N. in this sphere," Muradova said.
She said clauses on preventing domestic violence are part of Azerbaijani legislation.
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