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Testimonials Given by Law Undergraduate  From Ms Joanne Ng Jiaming

Since young, due to the alarming rate of the crime happening surrounding, I’ve been educated on how to protect myself, for instance, lock doors once getting into the car, avoid going out alone or two. I shall say that I’m fortunate enough as I’m educated with all these in order to create my awareness towards the surrounding. However, when it comes, it comes. I’ll never able to write an assurance that I will not be victim in the future. Every female are exposing to such danger, which is a serious human violation, regardless of how old you are. It’s very frustrating to see that all these cases kept happening, where not even laws can stop them.

I used to think that rape, is a once and for all incident, which I was wrong. I thought the trauma, the injury will be gone in month time. I was double wrong. After hearing a talk given by Miss Chriss, I was enlightened. I knew I made a mistake, their sufferings don’t just stop there, it will stay with them for a long while, or worse, for a lifetime. The painful experience they gone through, the violation flashback that flashes all the time. It doesn’t only affect the victim alone, but it might affect her family as well. Perhaps she’ll be shunned by the family as they thought she brought shame to the family, when it’s not her fault?

In the seminar talk given by Ms Chriss, she delivers her speeches passionately apart from answering questions precisely during Question and Answers session. She also expressed her points in a clear cut way and it’s understandable for the audiences. The points are straightforward and well-organized as well. Hence, in my own opinion I think she owns a great skill of communicating points to the audience, apart from being charismatic. It was a lively talk and I truly enjoyed it. It’s an eye-opening talk that I’ve attended. I appreciate the knowledge that given by Ms Chriss and I felt truly thankful and lucky that I’m able to attend this talk.
By student of Gender & Law class           
From Faculty of Law, University of Malaya
2nd October 2013


1. We’re very glad to have such a good speaker appearing today to give information on the impacts on the victims of rape! At the same time also, being raped doesn’t just affect the victim, but it might impact her family members too! It’s a really good exposure!

2. It was a great talk, how I wished it could be extended to a longer time.

3. It’s a very good exposure to the laymen like us to know more about the impact of the rape victim. Before this, I didn’t know it was a long way recovery for the rape victim, I merely think that it’s once and for all, when you get over it, your life is all well again. This really changed my mind.

4. Speaker is very passionate in delivering her words to us, as well as being precise in answering our questions.

5. It’s a great talk that delivered by the speaker, we get to know deeper in the mental state of the rape victim. Truly appreciate it.

Special talk for the Law Faculty in University of Malaya (UM)

The University of Malaya is a public research university located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the oldest and top university in Malaysia. The university's name was abbreviated as Malaya during the pre-independence period. The university was founded in 1949 as a public-funded tertiary institution.
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TOPIC: The Psychological Impact Encountered by Rape Victims in a Gender

On 2nd October 2013, I was invited to give a talk at the University of Malaya’s Law Faculty at their Law Seminar Presentation by a group of students and their lecturer from the faculty. This presentation was part of the family law curriculum and the talk opens up the students and lecturer’ understanding to the psychological impact that rape victims suffers. These psychological injuries can range from developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, avoidant disorders and even Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) and other related disorders. As these are psychological scars, it cannot be seen easily and it is hard to prove in the courts. That is reason it is not easy to make claims against the rapist or domestic rape and all judgments are based on the physical injuries, not psychological wounds. In my talk, I focused on how the psychological scarring impacts on their victim’s entire life that no amount of money can compensate for the traumas caused by the rapist. This part of the presentation really opens up the students and lecturer to a whole awareness and understanding regarding the complexities of such psychological injuries rape victims must suffer and future lawyers with this awareness will help rape victims to receive a fairer judgment in future.

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