Nancy Shukri chides Kajang cops for denying woman access to station over attire

Published date02 February 2023
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can play a role in helping to disseminate information related to domestic violence laws, especially to women in rural areas, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.

She said the NGOs include Skuad Waja or women anti-crime squad which has a membership of about 350,000 nationwide.

'We hope that these NGOs can assist us in spreading the relevant information so that we can help (domestic violence) victims out there in terms of legal issues,' she told a press conference after officiating the Matahari (Increasing Women's Resilience and Psychology) and Iris (Legal Literacy and Women's Rights) programmes, here today.

Nancy said the Matahari programme was aimed at encouraging women to improve ther wellbeing through psychological strategies, positive thinking and emotional stability.

She said the Iris programme, on the other hand, focused on conveying information and sharing knowledge about women's rights from legal aspects, proper complaint channels and assistance provided to victims of violence and discrimination.

According to her, a total of 506...

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