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…
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)
Press statement, 16 October 2014
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Yu Ren Chung, Advocacy Officer
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We refer to the article published in The Star on 12 October 2014, entitled “Woman attacked by hubby while praying”, where Fadzilah Ismail was reportedly beaten up by her husband for three hours.
The article reported that “Kangar OCPD Supt Abdul Rahman Mohd Noordin said they were investigating the case for voluntarily causing hurt,” and that the OCPD said that “No arrest has been made so far as we need a court order.” We are extremely concerned by this statement.
A court order is not needed to arrest an alleged domestic violence perpetrator.
The Domestic Violence Act 1994 was amended in 2012, to make offences involving domestic violence seizable (arrestable without a warrant). If an alleged domestic violence perpetrator is a threat to the safety of the survivor, then the perpetrator can and should be arrested.
It was not reported whether or not an Interim Protection Order (IPO) has been issued for Fadzilah; we certainly hope it has. The IPO is a crucial document which protects domestic violence survivors from further abuse as it notifies the alleged abuser to refrain from any acts of violence, including threats. Police can help obtain an IPO for a domestic violence victim within 24-hours of a police report.
When functioning correctly, the police force stands between survivors and further violence. The police force must be absolutely clear about their duties in handling domestic violence cases.
For this reason, WAO is looking forward to the publication of the “Inter-agency Working Together Document to Handle Domestic Violence Cases”. This Working Together Document details the duties of the police and other relevant government agencies in handling domestic violence cases. We commend the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development for committing to launch the Working Together Document on 25 November 2014, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
We must work together towards ending domestic violence. We urge members of the public to call our helpline at 03 7956 3488 if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, or SMS TINA at 018 988 8058 for a friend to talk to.
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) provides shelter, social work, and counselling services for domestic violence survivors and advocates for women’s human rights. Call our helpline at 03 7956 3488 if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, or SMS TINA at 018 988 8058 for a friend to talk to. Together, we change lives.