Taoyuan seeks to prevent domestic abuse with film
Taoyuan City Government recently premiered a film as part of a campaign to prevent domestic violence.
Taoyuan City Government Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Center (DVSAPC,
) invited residents to take part in the observance of the National Purple Ribbon Campaign to prevent domestic violence. The city government also presented the short film “Yuan Zi Bi” (“” literally The Purple Pen of Help) on July 29 in an effort to broaden awareness.
The event was also attended by Taoyuan Department of Social Welfare (TDSW,
) Director Ku Tyzz-lung (
), Taoyuan Government DVSAPC Chairwoman Lin Yi-kai ( ), and other dignitaries. Dragon Image (
) director Draco Lin ( ) met with city officials to discuss how to best represent the ideas visually. In the film, a mother is portrayed as a victim of domestic violence who dares not seek help and suffers her pain alone.
Ku said that the city is implementing a domestic violence prevention policy, hoping to use the Internet as a way to work with all city residents to prevent the phenomenon. He said Taiwan experiences 110,000 cases of domestic violence annually, and that stopping domestic violence is not only a government duty, but also requires education, judicial and public support.