Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

Physical - an act of violence, abuse of power, use of threats to intimidate a domestic partner

Sexual – use of force or threats to perform unnatural acts, or against the person’s will. Eg, insisting on intercourse during menstruation

Emotional & Psychological – putting the person down by insults, humiliation, namecalling. Verbal abuse leads to psychological and emotional stress.

Social – limiting a partner’s outside interactions, or monitoring their social media

Economical – not allowing a partner to get a job, not giving household allowance, assumes control on decisionmaking

If you are a victim of domestic violence, TELL SOMEONE. Tell a neighbor, teacher, the consulate/embassy. Tell somebody you can trust.What is domestic violence ?

Helplines for victims in Malaysia :

Talian kasih ( Ministry of Women & Family Development) : 15999

Police : 999 (or your nearest police station)

NGOs - 

WAO Hotline: 03 7956 3488 (Mon-Sat: 9am – 5pm; extra hours on Tues, Wed & Fri: 7-10pm)

TINA: 018 988 8058 (24 hours)