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Seminar on Dating DV Prevention Class (August 3, 2011)

  A seminar was held to promote deeper understanding of dating domestic violence (DV) and to consider effective dating DV prevention measures. In addition, it also focused on the role that school education is expected to play. The seminar was mainly for high school, university, vocational school, and other organization staff members in charge of preventing dating DV.

1.Date Augst 3, 2011 (Wednesday) 14:00~16:30
2.Venue Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center “MOVE”
3.Targets Teachers of highschools, colleges, universities and other technical schools, and Citizens
4.Number of attendees 52
5.Organizer Kitakyushu City (Operation: Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women)

 As indicated in the establishment of the Kitakyushu City Basic Plan of Domestic Violence Countermeasures in 2009, Kitakyushu actively promotes efforts to prevent DV, such as human rights education and DV awareness programs. Currently becoming a serious problem is dating DV, violence between unmarried partners in an intimate relationship. The national government and Kitakyushu City are putting more emphasis on their prevention and awareness programs for young people. Under a commission from the city, this year KFAW holds “Dating DV Prevention Class” at high school, university and other organizations in the city.
  The seminar held on August 3, 2011 was comprised of two parts. In the first part, a special lecture was given by Ms. Noriko Yamaguchi, the founder of Aware, and DV prevention education specialist. She emphasized the necessity of involving not only school education but also guardians, adults and even the entire society.
  In the second part that followed, a demonstration of a “Dating DV Prevention Class”was conducted by KFAW Chief Researcher Ms. Masami Shinozaki. Participants actively asked about effective ways to raise awareness of dating-DV problems among young people.