Domestic Violence


Nabilan Program

August 15, 2023


The Nabilan program seeks to end violence against women and children in Timor-Leste. The program is a partnership between the Australian and Timor-Leste governments, implemented by The Asia Foundation in Timor-Leste. The program has two core pillars, services and prevention, through which Nabilan activities seek to foster gender equality and positi… Read more


Asia Foundation Launches Report on Domestic Violence and Impact on Workplace in China

Beijing, December 1, 2017

News Post

The Asia Foundation released a new research report, Impact of Domestic Violence on the Workplace in China, at a launch event in Beijing. The timing of the report coincides with “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,” the global campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The research release event was hosted by the Embassy… Read more


Impact of Domestic Violence on the Workplace in China – Executive Summary

November 30, 2017


China’s Anti-Domestic Violence Law (DV Law) identifies employers as key stakeholders in addressing domestic violence. However, there is limited data on how domestic violence affects the workplace in China or how employers understand their responsibilities. The Asia Foundation and SynTao Co., Ltd. conducted research to fill this gap, and the finding… Read more


Impact of Domestic Violence on the Workplace in China

November 30, 2017


In 2016, after 20 years of advocacy, China passed the Anti-Domestic Violence Law. Employers were identified as key stakeholders in addressing domestic violence (DV) in China’s Anti-DV Law. However, there is limited data on how DV affects the workplace in China or how employers understand their responsibilities. To fill this gap, The Asia Foundation… Read more


Community Alcohol Notification System (CANS): For Safer and Healthier Communities

July 24, 2017


The Asia Foundation’s research in 2015 on contributing factors for IPV found alcohol abuse to be a significant risk factor in triggering IPV, both in frequency and severity. Despite the wide-ranging presence of international and local alcohol brands and products, Cambodia still has no enforceable minimum drinking age, no limitation on serving alcoh… Read more


A Study of the Alcohol Industry in Cambodia: Promoting Regulation and Safe Alcohol Use as a Strategy to Reduce Women’s Vulnerability to Violence

June 26, 2017


In early 2016, The Asia Foundation commissioned research on the alcohol industry in Cambodia. The research aimed to increase understanding of the taxation, regulation, distribution and consumption of alcohol to enable the development of strategies and interventions to reduce the risk of alcohol related intimate partner violence.


How is Domestic Violence Impacting the Workplace in China?

March 15, 2017

Blog Post

Four years ago, Ms. Huang, a clerk at a local township government in China, was at work when her newly wedded husband showed up in rage. “He stormed into my workplace, kicked open one door and another searching for me. He even followed my co-worker’s car.” Her supervisor sent the office car to escort her from work, and arranged for her to stay at a… Read more

BEIJING, CHINA - 22 SEPTEMBER 2016. Crowds at Xidan, downtown Beijing. 

Safeguarding Children Against Domestic Violence in China

March 1, 2017

Blog Post

On the eve of this year’s Chinese New Year, 17-year-old Xiao Bao (alias used in the media) killed himself at home in a village in Yunnan Province, leaving a letter to tell how much he had suffered for years from neglect and abuse by his father. Xiao Bao’s parents made a living in the capital city of Yunnan Province, and lived there with his three o… Read more

Police and cadets participate in a training session to equip them with the skills and knowledge of how to respond to and manage domestic violence situations. 

Mongolia’s Amended Law Makes Domestic Violence a Criminal Offence

February 8, 2017

Blog Post

Last December, Mongolia’s Parliament passed an amended version of the 2004 Law to Combat Domestic Violence. Recent amendments have made domestic violence a criminal offence for the first time in the country’s history and mark a critical step forward for victims of this type of violence.* This is a particularly momentous step for Mongolian women, wh… Read more