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Shelter center set for victims of domestic violence

2009-11-25 07:48:47 GMT2009-11-25 15:48:47 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A worker prepares a shelter center in Shanghai on November 24, 2009. The city's women's federation and civil affairs bureau has jointly founded an aid center to accommodate women, children and elderly people who are victims of domestic violence on November 24, 2009. [CFP]

Workers prepare a shelter center set for the victims of domestic violence in Shanghai on November 24, 2009. Domestic violence poses a severe threat to women's rights in China with the authorities receiving about 50,000 complaints annually, according to the figures released by the All-China Women's Federation.[CFP]

Workers prepare beds to accommodate victims of domestic violence in Shanghai on November 24, 2009. The first aid center was founded in Shanghai to serve for the vulnerable people of domestic violence in the city.[CFP]

Shanghai women's federation and civil affairs bureau jointly founded an aid center to accommodate women, children and elderly people who are victims of domestic violence on November 24, 2009.

The victims can hand in written applications to their local neighborhood committees and stay at the center for seven days. In case of an emergency, the victims can go to the center directly.

In 2008, the women's federation received 1,418 complaints of domestic violence.

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