Domestic violence spike post-MCO

Aminah Farid

Many women remain ‘hidden’ despite the lifting of the MCO as Malaysia fights Covid-19. A women’s advocacy group reports higher number of domestic violence cases as the victims were mostly at home with their abusers. – EPA pic, August 1, 2020.

REPORTS of domestic violence remain high despite the easing of movement controls allowing people to leave their homes, said the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO).

WAO said it received a total of 879 (493 calls and 386 texts) enquiries on domestic violence in June.

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