The #metoo tsunami has led to greater awareness and a change of behaviours in many Western countries. In Asia, such as Hong Kong, China and Japan it has barely made a ripple. The brave women who have filed complaints have suffered victim blaming, family stigma and media bullying. Is speaking out really worth it? We ask this question and more with our panellist – women who have sacrificed their own personal reputations to ensure many more people are safe.Read More
Linda Wong, executive director of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women (ACSVAW), said on Thursday that the group supported the report.
“I appreciate the [proposed] amendment by the Law Reform Commission,” Wong said. “We also receive a lot of questions from women, for example, whether the law can tackle women being photographed while breastfeeding?”
The Association welcomes the recent release of Report on Voyeurism and Non-consensual Upskirt Photography by the Law Reform Commission (LRC) on the 30th April 2019. The Association would anticipate the proposed legal reform can be implemented as soon as possible to patch the current legal loopholes.Read More
The Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women would express its anticipation and concerns towards the release of the Law Reform Commission's Report on Voyeurism and Non-consensual upskirt-photography on 30th April 2019.Read More
The “one-stop” model has proven successful in other countries. In Taipei City Hospital’s Renai Branch in Taiwan, the average wait time at their one-stop crisis centre is seven hours – two hours for medical processing and five hours for police processing, according to Dr Chan Chying-chuan, chairperson of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at the hospital.
“The provision of [a] further accessible, assuring, less lengthy and less traumatising environment for survivors can allow them to be more confident in seeking medical help and judicial justice as early as possible,” the RainLily spokesperson explained. “Through reducing systematic secondary trauma, we believe more survivors will be encouraged to come forward.”