Domestic violence reports soar in 2019

Just over two weeks after the new year began, reports of domestic violence doubled from the rate of the same period last year. However, rights advocates say agencies in charge of handling the problem are slow to react and tend to view it as merely a family issue.

Since Jan 1, there have been 28 reports of domestic violence-related deaths, resulting in 33 deaths, compared with only 10 in the same period last year, according to information presented at the “From Family Problems to Killing” seminar held on Thursday by the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation.

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Penchan Charoensuthipan