當愛麗絲的丈夫動手打她的時候，她知道她必須離開他。 愛麗絲撥通999，警方給了她婦女援助組織（WAO）的熱線電話號碼。在WAO的協助下，愛麗絲報了警並取得臨時保護令。警方全程支援愛麗絲，並安排交通讓她會見副檢察司，而法庭最終也宣判愛麗絲的丈夫觸犯家庭暴力罪名成立。 在各方的協力合作之下，愛麗絲獲得公正的判決。 WAO最新出爐的個案研究報告《透視家庭暴力：整合社區以應對社會問題》包含21個案例，愛麗絲的經歷是其中之一。在該報告中，家暴倖存者分享她們如何擺脫暴力、尋求保護並取得公義。從她們的經歷可以瞭解到，一個整合社區的應對方式可以改變家暴受害婦女的命運。 WAO倡議員納塔莎．丹達瓦蒂說：“我們不僅需要非政府組織和警方、社會福利部以及其他政府單位做出應對，我們也需要所有社會人士的協助，而倖存者必須是這整合社區中的焦點。”納塔莎．丹達瓦蒂也是上述研究報告的作者。 此外，該報告也特別突出WAO的數據與建議，冀政策制定者加強對家暴案件的應對方式。上述個案研究報告可在wao.org.my下載。 與此同時，WAO也在吉隆坡占美清真寺輕快鐵站推介一項名為“希望永在”（Harapan Sentiasa Ada）的藝術展覽活動，展出日期由3月開始至5月中旬。展覽內容包括由家暴倖存者製作的藝術作品和語錄，以及TINA的插圖。TINA（Think I Need Aid縮寫）是WAO提供的SMS及WhatsApp服務，讓求助者擁有傾訴的對象。這項展覽活動是由雪蘭莪實業有限公司贊助，並由Think City組織支助，這也是Think City 組織與國家基建公司聯手舉辦的“藝術運動”（Arts…
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The plucking of daisy petals sometimes means a lot more than a romantic gesture of uncertainty. Many women face the fear of not knowing when is the next time she will be battered by her husband. In the last four years, a staggering 21,000 cases of domestic violence have been reported to the police, and sadly, this does not even include the many cases that went unreported and unrecognised. In Malaysia, prevailing cultural attitudes and a lack of concern meant that for many years, the nation’s battered women had little alternative but to resign themselves to living in constant fear of violence.
“Have you ever been so frightened that you couldn’t move? That’s what it’s like to be trapped in an abusive relationship.”
The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) was formed in 1982, and founded the first shelter in the nation for victims of domestic violence. This is a place where Malaysia’s battered women could turn to in times of crisis. Since its founding, WAO’s Refuge has provided shelter and counselling to more than 1000 women each year. At the Refuge, these women are provided with food, provisions, a place to stay without fees, and a sympathetic ear to listen to their stories.
To assist us in providing for these services, The Body Shop has launched a range of candles which would be specially sold to raise funds for a number of worthy causes.
WAO is one of the four beneficiaries of the project. The other beneficiaries are Pink Triangle Foundation, Malaysian AIDS Foundation and Malaysian Nature Society.
These candles are made from 100% vegetable wax (which is more environmentally friendly than paraffin wax). It is a medium-sized pillar candle which burns only in the middle. Therefore, when the candle lights up in the hollow centre of the candle, the emblem/logo on the outer side of the candle seems to be backlit, especially at night. The Candles of Conscience therefore comes from the inspiration that one would be lighting a candle for another in need.
The candle which carries WAO’s logo will have a daisy emblem. The more customers who buy the candles with the daisy emblem, the more funds would be raised for WAO.
The total cost of the candles is RM5 per piece and would retail in The Body Shop for RM10 each. Therefore the net profits of RM5 per candle sold would go to the charity concerned.
If you are concerned about domestic violence and would like to help, please, pick the daisy.