IPOH - PERAK has the most cases of violence against women, children and even babies with 3,600 cases last year.

State Wanita Umno chief Datuk Rosnah Kassim said data compiled by the wing showed that 97 per cent of the perpetrators were men.

'Something must be done to curb the increasing trend of cases in the state.

'Perak Wanita Umno has come up with a campaign to fight this and I believe this is the first such campaign in the country. We know that it is not easy to create awareness, but it is something that we have to start and do,' she told reporters after the launch of the Men Against Violence campaign by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir here on Sunday.

According to Datuk Rosnah, the campaign would educate men that it was wrong to act violently towards those who were vulnerable.

'Previously, seminars and workshops on violence only involved women who were victims and not the men who were responsible for such acts. We feel that any anti-violence campaign will not be effective without the participation of men,' she said, adding that there should not be any gender biases when implementing such programmes.

Most cases of brutality in Perak