Help available for abuse victims during the MCO

  • Family
  • Friday, 27 Mar 2020

Domestic violence is about maintaining power and control, and in the uncertain and unprecedented times we are facing, the desire to exert control may be aggravated by isolation and concerns over health and finances, says Tan. Photo:

A few nights ago, the police rescued a woman who was being abused by her husband. The victim had reached out to the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), a non-government organisation that helps victims of violence, to report that her husband was beating her.

“We contacted the Bukit Aman police station and they dispatched their personel to her house immediately. She was rescued and the perpetrator was taken to the lock-up immediately, says WAO social worker Gunawathi Ramachandran, who responded to the case.

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