Every Home a Safe Home: Supporting Thailand Towards Effective Implementation of Protection of Domestic Violence Victims Act

DVA
UNDP Thailand/Mark S. Cogan


This is a Joint Programme among UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP.  The project aims to achieve effective implementation of the Protection of Domestic Violence Victims Act (2007) of Thailand.

Under the Act, different government agencies such as the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Justice, Police and social services are obliged to work together to provide protection and support services to survivors of domestic violence.  The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) is assigned to set up an operational system that triggers action of multiple agencies, in order to provide survivors with the comprehensive protection and support services prescribed in the law. 

The system includes medical treatment, immediate financial relief to the survivors, injunctive order, provisional care for affected children, rehabilitation for the perpetrator, probative order, compensation to the victims, penalty by means of public work. 

Consultations revealed, however, that coordination among the agencies needs to be greatly improved for the Act to be effective. The lack of a rights-based and gender-sentitive perspective of the agencies involved in the implementation of the law also needs to be addressed.  This project aims to bridge gaps and will contribute to the achievement of the outcomes 1,2,3 and 4 of the UN Secretary General's Campaign Unite to End Violence against Women. 

What have we accomplished so far?


UNDP is preparing an awareness raising campaign on domestic violence and the Thai DV Act, and a qualitative study on perceptions and knowledge has been conducted in two pilot areas.

The Report on Gender-based Violence Against Women and Girls Indicators are now available.

The database on Gender-based Violence Against Women and Girls in Thai is now available online through the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.

Reports on Gender-based Violence Against Women and Girls Indicators for two pilot areas.

Who finances it?



2010

(Total US$ 215,070)

Donor Name Amount contributed per year
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
US$ 15,220
2011
Donor Name Amount contributed per year
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women US$ 102,453
2012
Donor Name Amount contributed per year
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women US$ 97,397

Delivery in previous fiscal year

2010
Donor Name Amount contributed per year
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women US$ 15,220
2011
Donor Name Amount contributed per year
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women US$ 102,506
2012
Donor Name Donor Name Amount contributed per year
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women  
Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project start date:
January 2010
Estimated end date:
December 2012
Geographic coverage:
Nationwide
Focus area:
Gender
MDG
3
Project Officer
Ms. Tongta Khiewpaisal
Partners
Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, UN Women, UNFPA