About Campaignends 03 Sep 2021, 11:59 PM
that last year, 5,135 reports were made for family violence offences, which included causing hurt, using criminal force, assault, criminal intimidation, and wrongful confinement.
According to the Minister of State for Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, there was a 10 per cent spike in family violence cases every month between April and December last year, adding that the rise was expected as people spent longer hours at home compared with pre-Covid-19 days.
At our crisis shelter, Good Shepherd Centre (GSC), we also observed this trend. With safe management measures, we had to reduce the number of residents, which was heartbreaking. On a brighter note, the authorities have offered Marymount Centre some alternative accommodations to continue our mission to empower these vulnerable women and their children, restore their rights and uphold their dignity as they bravely step out to a new but often difficult journey.
We need your help to furnish the accommodations, to make them livable and safe for the families. As a community, we can do so much more to support them, to help them recover from their trauma. Family violence is not a private matter; it is a community matter.
Please stand in the gap with us. We are very grateful for your donations.
About the Charity
Marymount Centre reaches out to vulnerable women and children through its three 24-hour Residential Homes for Children, a 24-hour Crisis Shelter for abused women and their children, and victims of human trafficking, and a Student Care Centre.
We are committed to our mission of empowering lives, restoring rights, upholding dignity, through our core values of compassion, integrity, empowerment, professionalism, and teamwork.
With support from volunteers and donors, we run programmes that are beneficial to the women and children in their often long and arduous journey of healing of their personhood, restoring their sense of dignity and worth, and rebuilding their lives in a safe and loving environment.