Taoyuan seeks to pre­vent do­mes­tic abuse with film

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JASON I-JE HSIEH

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.

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