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Confidentiality for complainant/survivors

The law should prohibit the disclosure of information about specific cases of domestic and dowry-related violence to government agencies without the fully informed consent of a complainant/survivor, who has had the opportunity to receive advice from an advocate, unless the information is devoid of identifying markers. 

Example: the law of Philippines states:

Confidentiality. – All records pertaining to cases of violence against women and their children including those in the barangay shall be confidential and all public officers and employees and public or private clinics to hospitals shall respect the right to privacy of the victim. Whoever publishes or causes to be published, in any format, the name, address, telephone number, school, business address, employer, or other identifying information of a victim or an immediate family member, without the latter’s consent, shall be liable to the contempt power of the court. Section 44

 

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