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Effective Prosecution: Needs Assessment Workshop For Children And Women’s Rights

5 July 2018

A Needs Assessment Workshop on effective prosecution responses to cases of violence against women and children took place in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.

Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo attended the workshop and gave an opening remark. He stressed that the Union Attorney General Office is making efforts to enact an effective laws for protecting the rights of women and children. He urged all the advocates to discuss the ways to tackle the challenges of case management.

Director-General, Prosecution Department (Union Attorney-General Office), Khin Cho Ohn said “Nowadays, priorities are being given to protect the rights of women and children. Efforts are being made to give effective punishment in line with the existing law. We are here to discuss the necessary measures to support in protecting women and children’s rights.”

The workshop was organized by the Union Attorney General Office with the support of UNODC, UNICEF and UNFPA aiming to assist in drafting the laws that protect the rights of children and women. 

Consultant, Gender-based Violence and Crime Prevention (UNODC), Joelle Charbonneau said “The long term objective of the workshop will be to support Myanmar in implementing soon to be passed Child’s Rights Law as well as the prevention of violence against women law that is currently in the process of being drafted. Both of these laws also are supported by the international conventions CEDAW and CRC which is Child Rights Convention. So, the purpose of the workshop today and the long term training we have planned with the UAGO would be to support effective prosecution cases of violence against women and children.”

The workshop could help better understanding the current prosecution practices and find the ways to provide better system through discussions.