Despite the whole country currently being under the Movement Control Order, your safety will ALWAYS be a priority! If someone is hurting you, get help immediately!
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Women’s Aid Organisation's (WAO) services for domestic violence victims and survivors remain available virtually throughout 18-31 March 2020 (the COVID-19 restricted movement period).
This includes case consultations (phone/WhatsApp), counselling (video), and other crisis support. WAO services are free and confidential.
If you know someone or you yourself are experiencing domestic abuse (or other forms of gender-based violence), contact: WAO Hotline: +603 7956 3488 or WhatsApp TINA (available 24 hours)
The Women’s Aid Organisation also urges the public, especially neighbours, to be extra vigilant.
If you witness or suspect domestic abuse, please reach out to the person when it is safe, and advise them to call WAO. If it is an emergency, you can contact the police at 999.
WAO also thanks all the frontliners, including police, welfare officers and hospital workers for their dedication and service during these difficult times.
Take care of yourself, and take care of each other!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat