Country Brunei Darussalam
Year 2009
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Community Development Department is also the custodian of two welfare homes especially established for the safety, protection and rehabilitation of women and girls. “Taman Nor Hidayah” Welfare Home is gazetted under the Women and Girls Protection Act while “Darussakinah” Welfare Home is gazetted under the Children’s Order. A juvenile home for rehabilitation of girls will soon be operational. Temporary shelter centres are also available to house citizens including women and their children who are displaced from their homes because of natural disasters or other social problems.

Source of Information

The Government of Brunei Darussalam's Response to United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) Questionnaire to Governments on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform of Action and the Outcome of the Twenty-Third Special Session of the General Assembly