Country Japan
Year 2008
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The National Council on Domestic Violence was established to work on the prevention of violence by spouses and support for the victims/survivors of such violence. It consists of representatives from both the public and private sectors and is attempting to promote the sharing of information by organizing lectures by experts, and other methods. Model activities aimed at providing support for victims of violence who are attempting to support themselves are being commissioned from private organizations.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Japan to the questionnaire on violence against women