Sheikh Mohammed launches the Family Protection Policy
The policy aims to regulate procedures and unify concepts related to domestic violence institutions…
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai chaired a cabinet meeting on Monday November 11 at which he launched a new policy related to tackling domestic violence.
The Family Protection Policy will regulate and unify procedures and work carried out by specialist domestic violence institutions. The driving force behind this policy is the UAE government’s focus on strengthening social ties, as well as unity in society.
A Tweet shared by the UAE Government stated that the policy will help families maintain tight bonds, integrate roles between domestic violence institutions and spread the words of how to ensure the best possible dynamics in a family.
The UAE Cabinet adopts the Family Protection Policy which aims at preserving the family’s cohesion as the center unit in society. The Policy unifies concepts, forms and procedures thus contributing to a harmonized framework. #uaegov pic.twitter.com/QxmD89wMZc
— UAEGov (@uaegov) November 11, 2019
In addition, the policy will introduce mechanisms focused on protection and intervention, as well as development of legislation and laws related to domestic violence. Prevention is a key focus, which the Cabinet believes can be achieved through spreading awareness on best practices within the family.
Other initiatives include introducing university degrees related to family protection, establishing a new system for reporting and receiving complaints and ensuring staff are well-trained, backed up by studies, research and statistics.
During the committee meeting, the Cabinet also approved a new law related to volunteer work. The law aims to promote social cohesion through volunteering, by placing a focus on regulation, conditions and registering of volunteer work.