"...leader of the facilitator team..."
Female, 15, Malaysian, Islam
How would you categorize the incident?
Physical harassment, verbal harassment
Is the culprit somebody you(the victim) know?
I knew but I forgot who he is now
Were there any bystanders?
I don't know
Was this case reported?
Was the culprit legally prosecuted?
I don't know
Any other details to share?
I was physically harassed during a religious motivational camp at school. The culprit was the leader of the facilitator's team sent by an agency that was hired by my school to conduct the camp. It happened during the 'night-owl' activity where the students were blindfolded and put to different spots around the school to spook them and at the same time the facilitators would question each student a few things for record-taking purposes, I don't know. I was also blindfolded and taken by the leader (looked like he's in his 40s at that time). He asked me questions basic questions about myself and all of a sudden he said that he wanted to remove my pants so that he can check if I have cancer (???) and I said no I'm confident that I'm cancer-free. At that point I shivered so hard he noticed and said, "Saya tengok awak nervous, takpe saya akan gosok kaki awak dengan sesuatu untuk hilangkan gementar awak ya." I stupidly nodded and he immediately pulled up the pant on my left leg up to my knees, held my foot down and started rubbing something on my calf. I was dumbstruck, I pulled away my leg from him and he did it again. I couldn't process what's happening. I can only protest by saying, "Apa ni?!" and then he stopped. He said, "Okay saya bawa awak ke tempat tadi balik ya." and led me back to the group of students. That's basically what happened. I told my friend about it the day after and she said to report it but I was too scared at that time. I told my mom a few months after the incident but she got mad that she can't make a report because I told her too late.
What do you think would be most effective in preventing rape and sexual harassment?
Tougher laws and enforcement, Sex education in school, Public awareness campaigns on rape, Improving public safety