Country Malaysia
Year 2015 - 2018
Type of Measure Justice > Training
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls, Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

Currently the following five courses are conducted annually to train judicial and legal officers, as well as welfare and enforcement agencies: 

1) Seminar on Domestic Violence Act 1994 [Act 521] (2018): This seminar addresses the latest amendments to Act 521 which came into force on 1 January 2018. From 2015-2017, ILKAP had a 2-day course on Act 521. The curriculum was changed to focus on the amendments only. 
2) Seminar on Women’s Rights under Syariah Law (2018): This seminar focuses on issues faced by Muslim women – divorce procedures, their rights to matrimonial property, custody of children, maintenance, muta’ah and debts, enforcement of court order and rights of women in polygamous marriages. 
3) Course on Laws relating to Children in Malaysia (2016): This course covers the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), optional protocol and the application in Malaysia, a study of laws currently in force and related to children both as victims and offenders, and the establishment and operation (procedures) of Sexual Crimes Court against Children.
4) Course on Divorce Procedure for Muslim and Non-Muslim in Courts (2018): This course is a study on divorce procedures under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] and the Islamic Family Law Enactment.
5) Course on the Law relating to Sexual Crimes (2015): This course focuses on the role of prosecutors, investigators, medical experts (obstetrics and gynaecology) and Department of Social Welfare.

Source of Information

Malaysia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.43-44