More seeking help, thanks to #MeToo movement: Aware

Aware supporters looking at items up for silent bidding as part of efforts to raise funds for the #MeToo Action Fund launched yesterday.
Aware supporters looking at items up for silent bidding as part of efforts to raise funds for the #MeToo Action Fund launched yesterday.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Braving criticism, more victims of sexual assault and harassment here are coming forward to seek help.

The Association of Women for Action and Research's (Aware) Sexual Assault Care Centre reported a 79 per cent increase in calls in the final three months of last year, which it credits to the #MeToo social media movement that took off around October last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 26, 2018, with the headline 'More seeking help, thanks to #MeToo movement: Aware'. Print Edition | Subscribe