Rais­ing aware­ness

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - WOMAN -

VI­O­LENCE against women is a vi­o­la­tion of hu­man rights. One in three women have or will ex­pe­ri­ence some form of vi­o­lence in her life, ac­cord­ing to the Depart­ment of Women De­vel­op­ment (JPW) un­der the Min­istry of Women, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment.

The “Stop Vi­o­lence against Women” cam­paign was launched by the Min­istry of Women, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment to­gether with the Depart­ment of Women De­vel­op­ment, and ran from Oct 10 till Dec 10. Other cam­paigns con­ducted to ad­dress vi­o­lence against women by the min­istry and JPW in­cluded Mother’s Day Celebration, Fa­ther’s Day Celebration, Women’s Anti-Crime Sem­i­nar and Le­gal Lit­er­acy Sem­i­nar

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice sta­tis­tics, 2,558 do­mes­tic vi­o­lence cases were re­ported be­tween Jan­uary and Septem­ber last year. Re­ported cases de­creased to 2229 as of Septem­ber this year. Launched in 2007, Talian Nur 15999 is a hot­line set up by the Women, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Min­istry to en­able early in­ter­ven­tion for vic­tims of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, child abuse and nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. It is avail­able 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is ac­ces­si­ble via fixed line, mo­bile phones or pub­lic tele­phones.

If you know of some­one who is be­ing abused or if you are a vic­tim, call 15999.

This mes­sage is brought to you by JPW and the Min­istry of Women, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment.

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