The National Policy of Malaysia toward Violence against Women

Bahare Fallahi, Shahnaz Rahpaymaelizehee, Raziyeh Jafari Kojour


The purpose of this literature review paper is to evaluate the national policies and short term planes in Malaysia on improving women’s life and prevention violence against women by considering the role of national policies. In Malaysia national policies have been implemented in the form of short term planes to improve different areas such as economic, cultural and social development in which our emphasis and focus is on the role of effects of these policies on preventing violence against women. The researchers focus on Malaysia because one of the goals of this state in its national policy is to promote the position of women both in household and society. The study conducted to evaluated national policies in violence against women and its effect on women life. In this case this review shows that Malaysia tries to support the rights of females, and to ensure their security by establishing legal policies and other measures. Furthermore, another finding of this study this study is the growth of violence against women had increased during 2000 to 2012. Therefore, it is essential to improve the widespread measures through the legal ways to respond the problem of violence against women in general.

Keywords: Violence against Women, Policy, Malaysia

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