Skuad Waja successfully helped 826 victims of violence, says Rina

KUCHING (Bernama): A total of 826 victims of violence against women in Malaysia were successfully counselled and helped by her Ministry's anti-crime Skuad Waja from January to Wednesday (Oct 20), says Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.

The Women, Family and Community Development Minister said under the ‘Skuad Waja Turun Padang programme’, volunteers managed to help 321 cases involving 4,571 individuals.

"The Skuad Waja's role in the community, especially during the pandemic, is very meaningful as they managed to provide much-needed assistance,” she said in a statement in conjunction with the Semarak Sarawak Skuad Waja programme here on Saturday (Oct 23)

Currently, there are 35,823 Skuad Waja members who have been trained and 862 of them are male.

The Skuad Waja is made up of volunteers under the supervision of the Women’s Development Department, and aim to empower the community through psychosocial and counselling activities to increase awareness against criminal issues.

On male Skuad Waja members, Rina said that this is encouraged as it shows that the issue of violence against women is a shared issue.

According to her, 1,235 individuals in Sarawak have been trained and she urged more people to register as volunteers at or

During her visit, she also held a meet-and-greet session with Sarawak Skuad Waja members from Wanita Srikandi, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Ibnu Sina’s Medical Charity Organisation of Malaysia (PAPISMA) as well as other non-governmental organisations.

She also stopped at the Kuching Mamacare Mini Spa that was developed by the National Population and Family Development Board to help women in low-income households. - Bernama

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