Pandemic Crisis: Domestic Violence in Malaysia

19th July 2021

Domestic violence is defined as “a pattern of violence, abuse, or intimidation used to control or maintain power over a partner who is or has been in an intimate relationship”. It occurs in a myriad of forms such as physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, social, and financial abuse. Domestic violence is not a new social phenomenon. Indeed, it is a global issue that can happen anywhere at any given time. Undeniably, the COVID-19 outbreak is also a major contributor to the recent increase in domestic violence cases the world over where almost a quarter of the world’s population has been under movement restriction or lockdown.

Digital Readiness –Northern Region


This is the final set in the series of studies exploring and assessing the digital readiness, awareness and literacy of rural communities. Previous studies looked at rural communities near Kuching, Serian, Samarahan, Sarikei, Mukah and Sibu, while this one will examine those around Bintulu, Miri and Limbang. This study will utilise the same mixed methods approach that was used in the first two studies. Approximately 900 respondents are targeted for this particular study. Once again, local Pusat Internet Malaysia (PIM) used as a reference point. For this purpose, 16 PIMs scattered around Bintulu, Miri and Limbang will be used.

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