This is a joint initiative between Pusat Khidmat ADUN Damansara Utama and All Women Action Society (AWAM) to raise awareness about rape in Malaysia. In the beginning of the year 2015, YB Yeo Bee Yin, the State Assemblywoman of Damansara Utama, saw the deafening silence in Malaysia on rape despite its prevalence. Rape is still a taboo topic for many segments of Malaysian society. As a result, the rape victims and survivors become helpless and voiceless. Therefore, YB Yeo invited AWAM, which is an experienced and highly esteemed women’s rights NGO, to join her to run a social media campaign to raise awareness about rape among the Malaysian public.
In April 2015, they had run their first joint campaign “Rogol adalah Rogol”. Seeing the effectiveness of social media in raising awareness, this year they have joined forces again to run a campaign entitled “Jangan Salahkan Mangsa”. In addition, they had launched this website www.antirogol.com to provide a more structured digital content as an easy reference for the rape victims, rape survivors, families and activists in Malaysia. This initiative is funded by the Selangor State Government’s allocation to YB Yeo’s office.