You Have the Power: Shatter the Silence on Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment
The recent Netflix series, ‘Maid’, had sparked a conversation on the reality of domestic violence and the cycle of abuse. In Malaysia, 6443 cases of Domestic Violence have been reported to the PDRM between Jan to Oct 2021, an increase from 2020. However, adding in the unreported cases the numbers are expected to be higher.
What is causing this epidemic of gender-based violence? Sadly, the dreading silence and absence of knowledge on Domestic Violence are few of the reasons why. It is time to open up, and speak up before it is too late, and this becomes more normalised than it already has been.
SHEROES had invited Ms Joyce Lai from Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), one of the nation’s biggest women non-profit organizations to talk about the reality of gender-based violence and the civil crisis support system available for survivors in Malaysia.
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