Hussain Al Shaikh, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs for Social Care, said: "The protection centres here are more for victims of human trafficking and are not licensed by law to host victims of domestic violence, except in Dubai at the DFWC
published some anonymous testimonies from children.
According to the DFWC
, 50 per cent of the husbands, who beat their wives, also abuse their children.
Briefing over 50 consultants, supporters, lawyers and media on 'Domestic Violence in UAE' on Tuesday, she said that DFWC teams are visiting schools for men, introducing techniques on how to control anger.
DFWC, the first licensed non-profit shelter in the UAE for women and children victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking, is now sheltering a total of 70 women and children and another 235 external clients.
This decelerates the pace of their self-growth that has been set into momentum by education and career aspirations because despite being educated, many women, according to DFWC
, consign their future to abusive marriages.
Of the 37 per cent of domestic violence cases handled by DFWC
in 2008, 22 percent were UAE nationals and 37 percent were expatriates.
Every domestic abuse victim sheltering at DFWC is provided with a support plan which draws a flexible strategy on how the victim can break the cycle of violence and recover, said Al Basti during the lecture.
Ganima Bahri, who is a case worker at DFWC, told Gulf News: "The main question here that it is an abuse case; not whether she is involved in an illegal relationship or not because that it is like judging a victim.
is specialised in dealing with the health and psychological traumas of the victims.
Ahmad Obaid Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWC), said 14 women and their children had escaped from the City of Hope and were now being taken care of by the DFWC.
The women, now being looked after at DFWC, said they arrived in Dubai in January en route to Turkey.