Tag: domestic violence
The newly-established unit dealing with gender-based violence and domestic violence includes a number of police officers who were themselves domestic violence victims, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri confirmed.
The incident happened on 6 January 2019 at around 11pm.
135 victims of domestic violence have been provided legal aid so far through a service launched by the government last April, figures published in Parliament show.
A set of standards for residential services as well as community services for victims of domestic violence have been published for public consultation, where the public is encouraged to take part.
The new campaign #intkapaċi #youcan will continue to educate the public and empower individuals who are experiencing abuse and violence by people close to them.
COVID-19 accentuated vulnerability of a number of society’s cohorts.
Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri confirmed that the government and the police force were concerned about a likely surge in domestic violence brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as measures aiming to limit the transmission of the virus lead to people spending more time at home.
Pope Francis, Monday morning, during his daily Mass in Casa Santa Martha, prayed for families closed up in their homes because of the pandemic.