“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, email@example.com, 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。…
by The Sun
2 March 2009
The Women’s Centre for Change (WCC), Penang welcomes the move by the government to introduce legislation on sexual harassment. At a recent seminar, the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry announced that they were in discussion with the Human Resources Ministry about the proposed law on sexual harassment.
The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) led by WCC has held numerous dialogues, issued memoranda and in 2001, submitted a proposed Sexual Harassment Bill to the government. We strongly recommend that the discussions between both ministries take into consideration the crucial need for a separate, comprehensive piece of legislation on sexual harassment and not merely an amendment to the Employment Act which does not cover many categories of workers among other things. The existing guidelines, ie, the Code of Practice on the Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Harassment, introduced in 1999 by the Human Resources Ministry, has not been particularly effective as it has not been made mandatory.
WCC urges both ministries to ensure that the proposed law has a broad definition of employees, an in-house dispute resolution mechanism, as well as, an independent, external mechanism to act as a check and balance for sexual harassment complaints. In addition to the law it is crucial that an awareness campaign be conducted so that people are made aware of their rights, including the right to redress, and the mechanisms to use for redress when sexual harassment takes place.
Programme Director WCC