“婦女援助組織”（WAO）新聞聲明 2014年10月16日 了解更多信息: 虞仁聪, firstname.lastname@example.org, 03 7957 5636 我們針對《星報》2014年10月12日刊出的標題為“婦女祈禱時被丈夫攻擊”的報道發表這篇文告。該報道指出，一名婦女法茲拉依斯邁，被她的丈夫毆打長達3個小時。 該報道指出，“加央警區主任總監阿都拉曼莫哈默諾丁表示，警方正在調查這起故意傷害他人案件。”總監說：“到目前為止，未有任何人被逮捕，因為我們需要一份庭令。”婦女援助組織極度關注這項報道。 警方逮捕涉嫌施暴者，並不需要庭令。 1994家庭暴力法令已於2012年修改為，施暴者可以被逮捕（無需逮捕令）。如果涉嫌施暴者對受害者的安全構成威脅，那麼，施暴者可以並且應該被逮捕。 婦女援助組織希望法茲拉依斯邁有獲得“暂時保護令”，不過新聞報道未提及她是否取得這項保護令。“暂時保護令”是一份重要的文件，它保護家暴受害者免於遭受施暴者進一步的傷害，任何形式的傷害，包括威脅、恐嚇的舉動。警方可以協助家暴受害者在報案後24小時內取得“暂時保護令”。 在正當情況下，警察能夠使受害者免於遭受更深的傷害。警方必須完全清楚並瞭解，警察在處理家暴案時所肩負的職責。…
When her husband hit her, Alice knew she had to leave.
She called 999, and they gave her Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)’s Hotline number. With WAO’s assistance, she lodged a police report and obtained an Interim Protection Order. The police supported her throughout the process, even arranging her transportation to meet with the Deputy Public Prosecutor. The Court subsequently found her husband guilty of domestic violence.
Alice obtained justice because various stakeholders worked together in responding to her case.
Her story is one of 21 stories featured in WAO’s newly launched case study report: Perspectives on Domestic Violence: A Coordinated Community Response to a Community Issue. In the report, domestic violence survivors share their experiences leaving violence, accessing protection, and seeking justice. Their stories show how a coordinated community response can change the lives of women facing domestic violence.
“This response must come not only from NGOs and the police, the welfare department and other government stakeholders, but from every community member. At the centre of this coordinated community response must always be the survivor,” explained Natasha Dandavati, WAO’s Advocacy Officer and author of the report.
The report also highlights WAO statistics and recommendations for policy makers to strengthen the response to domestic violence. The case study report can be downloaded at wao.org.my.
Together with the report, WAO also launched Harapan Sentiasa Ada, an art exhibit at Masjid Jamek LRT Station, on display from March to mid May 2017. The art exhibit features artwork by domestic violence survivors, their quotes, and illustrations of TINA. TINA or “Think I Need Aid”, is the WAO SMS/WhatsApp help service — conceptualised as a person survivors can talk to.
The art exhibit is sponsored by Selangor Properties Berhad and supported by Think City, as part of the Arts On The Move program — a joint initiative by Think City and Prasarana Malaysia Berhad.
“Our art exhibit amplifies the voices of domestic violence survivors, many of them now empowered advocates in their own right. Their art offers hope to other survivors, and encourages them to seek protection and justice,” said Tan Heang-Lee, WAO’s Communications Officer.
“Art and stories make the impersonal personal. By highlighting the stories of domestic violence survivors, we also hope that the public will recognise our collective responsibility to reach out and support survivors. Domestic violence is a community issue — and it takes all of us to end domestic violence,” added Tan.
The launch was held in conjunction with International Women’s Day.
Through these projects, WAO hopes to amplify the voices of domestic violence survivors, enhance their access to protection, and ensure a coordinated community response to domestic violence. Together, we can bring hope and change the lives of domestic violence survivors.
If you or someone you know experiences abuse, call the WAO Hotline at 03 7956 3488. Or SMS/WhatsApp TINA at 018 988 8058.