One Billion and Rising

April 2013 FEATURE
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Are you ready for this? One in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during their lifetime! This amounts to one billion people victimised in this way, who are somebody’s daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, lover and friend.In Malaysia, police statistics in 20101 show that eight reports on domestic violence and 17 on sexual violence are made daily. These shocking numbers show that gender-based violence remains a pressing issue that needs to be highlighted daily.On Valentine’s Day this...

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