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We strongly advocates against domestic violence. Domestic violence victim is not necessarily women or children but men as well. No victim of domestic violence shall be kept silent behind the shadow. If you are a victim, or you know anyone to be a victim, please contact us or the lcoal authorities immediately.

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What is Domestic Violence?


  1. Intentionally / unintentionally attempting to cause / causing the victim fear and physical injuries.
  2. Causing physical injuries to the victim knowing full well that the act in question will cause physical injuries.
  3. Forcing a victim, by means of coercion or threats, to perform an act that includes but is not limited to sexual in nature to which the victim has a right to refuse.
  4. Confining / Detaining / Holding a person against their will.
  5. Harassment as well destruction or damage of property with the intentional / unintentional purpose of causing distress and anxiety to the victim.
  6. Removing / Withholding property belonging to the victim with the sole intent of causing distress and monetary loss to the victim.
  7. Threating the victim with the intent of causing the victim to fear for his / her safety or the safety of a third person as well as distress.
  8. Communicating with the victim or a third party with the intent of maligning or slandering the victim’s honour and good name by any means; not limited only to electronic communications.




Who are the possible victims of Domestic Violence?


To constitute domestic violence under the Domestic Violence Act 1994, the commission of violence acts have to be committed by an offender, (by himself or through a 3rd party) against:

  • his or her spouse;
  • his or her former spouse;
  • a child who is a member of the offender’s family or of the family of the offender’s spouse or former spouse;
  • an incapacitated adult; or
  • any other member of the family (e.g. adult children, parents or siblings of the offender).




How are the victims protected?


A victim of domestic violence will receive protection from the following order:

  • Emergency Protection Order (EPO)
  • Interim Protection Order (IPO)
  • Protection Order (PO)
A victim of domestic violence is also expected to receive support and place of residence, whether temporary or permanent. We will be assisting the Victim of domestic violence in obtaining all the necessary order so that the living of the Victim will not be adversely impacted further.




What if the victim needs immediate protection?


For a situation whereby immediate protection is necessary for the Victim, i.e., when the Victim ran away from home, we shall obtain an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) for the Victim within 2 hours. It is to be noted that this EPO is only valid for 7 days in which during these 7 days, we will make the other necessary applications so that the living of the Victim is not interrupted.





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What is Domestic Violence?


  1. Intentionally / unintentionally attempting to cause / causing the victim fear and physical injuries.
  2. Causing physical injuries to the victim knowing full well that the act in question will cause physical injuries.
  3. Forcing a victim, by means of coercion or threats, to perform an act that includes but is not limited to sexual in nature to which the victim has a right to refuse.
  4. Confining / Detaining / Holding a person against their will.
  5. Harassment as well destruction or damage of property with the intentional / unintentional purpose of causing distress and anxiety to the victim.
  6. Removing / Withholding property belonging to the victim with the sole intent of causing distress and monetary loss to the victim.
  7. Threating the victim with the intent of causing the victim to fear for his / her safety or the safety of a third person as well as distress.
  8. Communicating with the victim or a third party with the intent of maligning or slandering the victim’s honour and good name by any means; not limited only to electronic communications.




Who are the possible victims of Domestic Violence?


To constitute domestic violence under the Domestic Violence Act 1994, the commission of violence acts have to be committed by an offender, (by himself or through a 3rd party) against:

  • his or her spouse;
  • his or her former spouse;
  • a child who is a member of the offender’s family or of the family of the offender’s spouse or former spouse;
  • an incapacitated adult; or
  • any other member of the family (e.g. adult children, parents or siblings of the offender).




How are the victims protected?


A victim of domestic violence will receive protection from the following order:

  • Emergency Protection Order (EPO)
  • Interim Protection Order (IPO)
  • Protection Order (PO)
A victim of domestic violence is also expected to receive support and place of residence, whether temporary or permanent. We will be assisting the Victim of domestic violence in obtaining all the necessary order so that the living of the Victim will not be adversely impacted further.




What if the victim needs immediate protection?


For a situation whereby immediate protection is necessary for the Victim, i.e., when the Victim ran away from home, we shall obtain an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) for the Victim within 2 hours. It is to be noted that this EPO is only valid for 7 days in which during these 7 days, we will make the other necessary applications so that the living of the Victim is not interrupted.