KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- The #stoprapistinthehouse campaign aimed at creating awareness on sexual abuse of children within the family unit will be aggressively carried out through implementation of various programmes.
Campaign director Farrah Adeeba Mohamed Ashraf said one of programmes would see the involvement of over 20 individuals of different backgrounds including entertainment celebrities, businessmen and sportsmen as 'Advocate Speak Up' who would give talks on the issue in schools.
"This problem occurs in both urban and rural areas, it's colourless. Most of the cases will only be reported when the victim is pregnant so we have to stop the rapist in the house," she said in the Nine11 programme on Bernama News Channel here today.
She hoped the campaign could help change the culture of being reluctant to lodge police reports on rape within the family.
"Why do we use the word 'rape' instead of 'incest'. "It is because the trauma faced by the victims is more devastating, so we should use the right term to call the criminal so that mothers of the victims are aware that this issue is very serious," she said.....