Country Malaysia
Year 2019
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The Government believes that the existing infrastructure is not enough to cater to trafficked victims and subsequently approved the development of three new women shelter homes under the purview of Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development in Kelantan, Kedah and Sarawak. The new women shelter in Kelantan was opened in April 2019 to cater for the needs of female victims of trafficking in the eastern region. The Government of Malaysia is also looking for capable NGOs that have the potential to provide care and manage women trafficked victims. Victims who are placed at the shelter homes are provided with services such as counselling, interpretation services and medical treatment. Programmes such as learning basic language for communication i.e. English and Bahasa Malaysia (national language), skills training such as cooking classes, sewing, baking and gardening are also provided to keep the victims occupied while waiting for their reports and cases to be completed, and prior to their repatriation.

Source of Information

Malaysia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.46