Human rights department receives 112 cases in nine months

 

Human rights department receives 112 cases in nine months

Dubai - The child protection section received 36 cases against 62 cases last year while the women protection section received 21 cases compared to 33 cases last year.

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Amira Agarib

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Published: Fri 27 Nov 2015, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 29 Nov 2015, 8:50 AM

The Dubai Police human rights department received 112 cases during the first nine months of the current year compared to 191 cases received for the same period last year, Major Shahin Al Mazmi, director, women and child protection at the department said.
Of this, 55 cases were received by the social support section, against 96 cases last year. The child protection section received 36 cases against 62 cases last year while the women protection section received 21 cases compared to 33 cases last year.
Al Mazmi said the cases received by the social support section include those of disputes and mistreatment of spouse or child. Such cases reached 13, while cases of negligence reached seven.
He said when the women and child protection section officials receive such cases, they try to settle the issue amicably first before referring them to court. He added that the police were able to find solutions for most of cases and make the parties understand not to neglect or mistreat the other. He added that the department will follow up such cases for six months to ensure that both parties abide by their undertaking.
He added that the police had solved a dispute between an Arab couple where the woman took her elder daughter aged 10 when they separated and left her other three children aged 9, 7, and 4 with the father. According to the complaint, communication between the two parties had stopped for four months.
Al Mazmi said the woman resorted to the women and child protection department to allow her to see her children. The department called the husband and convinced the couple that the father and mother should be allowed to see the children until the case was solved. Also, the husband was told to spend on the children and pay the rent. He added that most often in such cases, the children become victims.
amira@khaleejtimes.com



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