Country Cambodia
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Regulations
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

In November 2016, Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) issued a Prakas (official proclamation) assigning MoWA and Provincial Departments of Women's Affairs (PDWA) officials as Judicial Police Officers (JPOs) with the authority and legal competency over the administrative area of the Domestic Violence (DV) Law of 2005. MoWA trained the JPOs on legal procedures and multi-sectoral reconciliation processes to legally protect women’s rights and continued disseminating the DV Law, reaching 2,899 people (1,970 female).

Source of Information

Cambodia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.13-14