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By Survivors

If this is the first time you have visited this site please feel free to browse around and explore our hundreds of useful pages about the road to recovery. YAKIN's ethos believes that every single child abuse survivor has the ability to survive and lead a more fulfilling life.

Our Founder

Eirliani is co-Founder and Executive Director of YAKIN (Youths, Adult survivors & Kin In Need) which works in the area of child rights and child protection. YAKIN, which is a member of Twitter’s Safety & Trust Council, organises creative writing workshops for children, as well as rock climbing camps for children from abused and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, and youths-at-risk.

Formerly from the Singapore Foreign Service, she won the 2015 BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Award for her work on child sexual abuse in India. The social media campaign, called #FullStop to #childsexualabuse, which she led on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi, reached 16 million people over six weeks. Eirliani is a member of the Advisory Council of the Global Diplomacy Lab and writes for the Huffington Post India on the issues of child abuse and child online safety. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she divides her time between Berlin, Delhi and Singapore, and is an avid climber and mountaineer. She is a member of India’s first climbing gym Delhi Rock (www.delhirock.com).

Dr Daniel Fung is married to Joyce and is a fulltime father to five wonderful children. He is also a child psychiatrist at the Institute of Mental Health’s Child Guidance Clinic. He is currently the Chairman Medical Board of Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health. He graduated from the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Medicine in 1990 and obtained a Masters of Medicine in Psychiatry in 1996 and was awarded the Singapore Psychiatric Association Book prize. Dr Fung is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin Medical School, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University.

image001He is currently the Vice President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions and the Immediate Past President of the Asian Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. Dr Fung has been involved with working with children who have been abused since the start of his career and is active with the Singapore Children’s Society where he received their Gold Service Award in 2012. Dr Fung is a member of the school management board of Paya Lebar Methodist Girl’s School. He is also the President of the Singapore Association for Mental Health, an NGO that supports mentally ill persons and their families in the community.

As a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator for various studies involving innovative clinical interventions on disruptive behaviour disorders and anxiety disorders, his research is supported by the National Medical Research Council and other funding agencies. Dr Fung has been involved in over 10 national level funded research grants. He has co-authored 80 peer reviewed research papers, 29 books and 15 book chapters.

Dr Fung is also the programme director of REACH (Response, Early interventions and Assessment in Community mental Health), a community-based mental health programme in Singapore.

Every Survivor has the right to become a Thriver.

YAKIN was established in 2014 to provide support and direction to any adult who has experienced child abuse. This experience may be first hand, or as a loved one of a survivor, or as a support worker for the victims of child abuse. The YAKIN resource provides a wealth of information online and at the same time address issues on child abuse and child online safety.