Remove barriers to help online sexual victims to lodge reports, lawyer says
Child and Family Lawyer Goh Siu Lin as a panellist in Wacana English Edition titled Child Sexual Abuse: The Monsters Among Us. Photo by Asril Aswandi
Child and Family Lawyer Goh Siu Lin said counselling and therapy sessions were crucial in helping the victim in their healing process.
"They need assistance and there should be support for caregivers for proper supervision too," she told Sinar Daily.
She further said centres helping the victims also need assistance in giving out legal aid support and subsidies and to ensure it is child-friendly.
Other measures needed are to establish child advocacy groups with sexual harassment bills for corporations to provide safe work culture and space.
Goh, one of the panellists at Wacana English Edition dubbed Child Sexual Abuse: The Monsters Among Us added that an anonymous hotline to deal with victims would be helpful.
Goh also voiced out disappointment over the processes involved to lodge a report as some of the reports are not carried further due to the processes involved.
“It just ends there so how do we remove the barrier so that the reporting process can move ahead?
“Do we have to set up external tribunals from the organisation?,” she further asked.
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