End rape culture, cry women’s groups


PETALING JAYA: Women’s organisations are calling for radical reforms to address rape, with proposals including educating social institutions to end rape culture, bolstering support for rape survivors by increasing funding for frontline response, welfare and medical services, and introducing new legislation.

The call comes after police data revealed that rape cases did not go down during the Covid-19 pandemic despite the movement control order being in place. In 2020, 1,378 rape cases were reported, and there were 1,390 cases in 2021 compared to the pre-pandemic figure of 1,453 in 2019.

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