New open support group helping women who experience sexual assault

There were 515 cases of women seeking support for sexual assault in 2018, up from 234 in 2014. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER
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SINGAPORE - Lost and alone after being sexually abused at her home last October, Valerie sought the company of someone who could understand her trauma.

"I didn't think it would happen to me. Going to the police felt like a daunting thing," said the 19-year-old student who kept quiet about her ordeal, even to her family.

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