RainLily releases the past 17 years’ service data

RainLily releases the past 17 years’ service data (2000-2017)

Figures show ever-increasing number of help-seekers
Reflecting the effectiveness and significance of one-stop crisis centre

Hong Kong's first sexual violence crisis centre, RainLily, held a press conference on 30th May 2018 to release compiled and analysed data of the 3,501 cases that was received in the past seventeen years since its establishment in 2000 to 2017. RainLily also released recommendations following analysis of the data, in aim to contribute to society's understanding of sexual violence and its victims. Ms Linda Wong, Executive Director of RainLily, presented the service data, she emphasised the significance of providing victims of sexual violence with one-stop crisis support service, which contributes in reducing victims’ secondary trauma.

Dr Philip SL Beh, member of RainLily Management Committee and Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong attended the press event and provided advice on the development of sexual violence victims support service in Hong Kong. Dr Beh emphasised the importance of strengthening inter-professionals coordination and the pressing needs to implement the proposed reform on sexual offences (see recommendations), to provide victims with a better system and recovery supports.