Raising penalties and strengthening rehabilitation for those who commit family violence — these are among the key thrusts of 16 recommendations put forth by a task force to the government. The recommendations are aimed at breaking the cycle of family violence. They complement year-long conversations on women’s development that will culminate in a white paper next year. Other recommendations focus on legal protection for victims. These include amending the Women’s Charter, so those who breach Personal Protection Orders face harsher penalties.
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