Help is at hand for women and children in distress

With WCC’s website upgrade, users will be able to get a better understanding of domestic violence and harassment and also find out how and where to get help.

The pandemic and associated movement control orders have brought about an alarming increase in cases of domestic violence as well as online sexual violence and child abuse, says Women's Centre for Change (WCC) executive director Loh Cheng Kooi.

“The lockdowns and movement restrictions have caused an unprecedented rise in domestic violence, not to mention stress within the family and even marriage breakdowns, ” says Loh.

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