Takes courage to halt violence against women

The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April 2013 reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls.

The One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) includes a hotline managed by trained staff, a network of 22,000 crisis centres around the country and 1,300 mobile units to access communities nationwide. The crisis centres will receive complaints, transfer cases and coordinate responses between Government agencies. Despite existing response services, multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms remain a challenge. The mobile units will raise public awareness, and also proactively lead interventions in communities where complaints have been received.

VAW yingluck given a tshirt

Recommended Read: People’s Voice – To End Violence

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