This is the sixth report produced by WAO on domestic violence response since 1997, and the first focusing on child survivors.
The purpose of this report is multi-fold:
1. To help the reader understand the current legal framework and available protection mechanisms and interventions for child survivors of domestic violence (see chapter Legal Framework in Malaysia and Types of Interventions in Domestic Violence);
2. To help the reader understand the experiences of child survivors, and mother-survivors as their experiences impact their children, in enduring domestic violence and seeking assistance to escape it (see Highlights and Case Studies); and
3. To help the reader—the policymaker, teacher, police officer, welfare officer, hospital, NGO service provider, or other stakeholders—consider how they can promote the best interests of the child in preventing and responding to domestic violence (see Recommendations).
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