Clare’s Law is designed to protect potential victims of domestic abuse by allowing them access to information about their partner’s past.
It was named after Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009.
From today to August 31, it will focus on curbing dating violence by encouraging victims and witnesses to file abuse reports and scaling up its investigations into such cases. From today until August 25, it will strengthen initiatives to prevent prostitution of minors by monitoring websites and applications they have easy access to.According to the victim, the incident occurred about a week after they broke up. The incident demonstrates the increasing need to curb violence against women.According to the National Police Agency, 8,367 people were taken into custody on charges of physical violence against their partners in 2015, up 8.8 per cent from 2014.Experts further stressed the need to create an atmosphere that encourages the participation of civic groups and citizens.The police agency said it will identify and cooperate with organisations that work to create a safer environment for women.