OSCE hopes Azerbaijan will adopt domestic violence law
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 25 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
The OSCE hopes Azerbaijan will adopt a law criminalizing domestic violence, OSCE Baku Office head Ali Bilge Cankorel said at a conference in Baku today on preventing domestic violence. The conference was organized by the OSCE, Azerbaijani parliament, and State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs.
"A domestic violence law was tabled in the Azerbaijani parliament in 2008, but sent back for improvements. This project has been improved using those suggestions," he said. "Problems of domestic violence cannot be immediately solved with the adoption of this law. The public should be interested in solving them and the population needs to be educated."
On Dec.17, 1999, the U.N. General Assembly declared Nov. 25 International Day for Fighting Violence Against Women.
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