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…
“Wanita Suara Perubahan”
Women make up half the population of Malaysia. Our contribution is clear in the social, cultural, economic and political life of this nation, both before and after the independence of our country. Women are at the forefront of the concerns of Malaysians about the increasing levels of corruption, racism, exploitation, divisive politics and a curtailment of civil liberties. As a consequence, women and their families struggle to survive with their burden worsening day by day. There simply must be change and this can only come about with a clean government. Today, as part of the celebration for International’s Women’s Day, women stand united to voice out what we want for Malaysia.
“Wanita Suara Perubahan” call for:
A CLEAN GOVERNMENT
A clean government is an accountable government, adhering to the basic principles of good governance. This call for a clean government comes at a time when our national budget goes into increased deficit and when it has been projected that in less than 10 years the country will become bankrupt. The corruption and stacking away of people’s money by people in power is seen as a “right”. Women will, therefore, suffer most as they need to ensure food is on the table; that children’s health is taken care of; and that there is money to send their children for a proper education. Yes! Women will be the most affected.
Millions of ringgit have been lost that should have been spent on adequate housing, health, transportation, education, establishing decent living wages, and ensuring environmental protection. Instead, basic services are being privatised (e.g., health) and subsidies are being cut. Worker’s rights are being eroded, labour is being casualised and the rakyat are being told to cope and live within their means. Many families, including single parents, struggle to pay the rent, feed their children or access decent healthcare. Many women work long hours or hold two jobs to make ends meet.
A clean government must ensure safety and respect for women and all genders. It is, therefore, a growing concern that violence against women continues to be under-reported. In the last two years, 400 out of 1000 cases handled by an NGO showed that domestic workers are sexually assaulted, raped or molested in the homes they work. Too often we are told there are not enough shelters or service providers to attend to victims of violence against women and all genders. There is no support for sexual crime victims in court. The system is failing women and the people as crime increases.
A clean government is about building public confidence in key public institutions such as the Judiciary, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the police force, which are meant to provide the checks and balances and ensure accountability and rule of law. Their effectiveness and impartiality are now in question. Women suffer the consequences of unjust laws as well as poor enforcement or lack of laws relating to women’s safety.
A clean government involves the participation of people, through consultations, especially with women, where there is opportunity for a variety of opinions to be voiced and dissent expressed. There should be freedom of information and freedom to assemble peacefully. Women’s opinions matter, our voices should be heard and our civil liberties respected.
Women have fought hard to realise equality. And we do have the power to bring about change. We reject all forms of sexism, racism, exploitation, corruption and divisive politics. The 13th General Elections will be held within a year and we will make a difference. We will vote for a clean government where good governance is ensured with transparency and right to information.
Wanita: Suara Perubahan calls upon all women voters to participate in the 13th GE and choose good leaders in both State and Federal governments, leaders who will accept and make our demands real.
As we celebrate International women’s day in 2012: WE DEMAND
- A GOVERNMENT FREE OF CORRUPTION: Accountability and transparency is institutionalised in all key institutions like MACC, Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC). They must come under the Parliament and not under the Prime Minister’s Office. A Right to Information Act must be enacted. Make all government income and expenditure transparent; all ministers and senior officials at the federal and state levels must declare their assets.
- A DECENT LIVING WAGE: All women and their families enjoy decent standard of living and a decent living wage beginning with a basic minimum of RM1500 per month with increased statutory benefits being regulated for all workers.
- A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE: In order to achieve a higher quality of life for all especially the marginalised, all privatisation programmes related to health, transport and public housing must stop. The government must ensure access to health for all; decent housing for all; and effective and affordable public transport system.
- AN END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND ALL GENDERS: End violence against women and all genders, including children in all forms and increase access to justice for survivors of violence. An independent special commission has to be established to critically evaluate the situation, review all laws and develop effective reforms and mechanisms to ensure gender justice.
- REPEAL THE PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY ACT: Ensure our Constitutional Right to assemble peacefully is upheld at all times.
- A FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS: Ensure women’s right to construct a democratic nation with free and fair elections as stated in the BERSIH 2.0 eight demands.
Secretariat of Wanita Suara Perubahan
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