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Sex assault victims to get aid more easily

They can go to Aware centre without appointment for specialist counselling

Published on May 23, 2014 8:03 AM
Ms Lim says it is crucial for victims to have access to the informed and non-judgmental support which a specialised service can provide.

Faced with more appeals for help from rape and molest victims, the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware) now has a social worker on hand to counsel victims immediately.

From Monday, women can drop in at the gender equality advocacy group's office from 10am to 7pm on weekdays, without calling first.

"Having to wait for an appointment can be very discouraging for women who have gone through a traumatic experience," explained Aware support services manager Sheena Kanwar.

"It may delay their getting the help they need, and sometimes discourage them from seeking help altogether."

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