Following a recent Court of Appeal decision in a recent rape case, we now have before us an opportunity to improve on legislation, prosecution and judgments pertaining to sexual crime, writes Prema Devaraj.
Bad news comes in the form of worrying sexual crime statistics. Prema Devaraj highlights the importance of providing opportunities for victims to articulate their needs and have their rights secured. This will go some way in empowering the victims.
Events like the ‘fun walk’ in Penang against sexual crimes can help establish civil society in general and NGOs in particular as legitimate actors in public discussion, write Manual Holler and Florian Ladage.
Sexual crime is often viewed as a women’s issue. But the reality is that it affects everyone, men, women and children, directly or indirectly. Prema Devaraj urges all of us to become advocates for child protection.