White Ribbon Run 2015: Break the Silence, End the Voilence Against Women

We were here to support and join the All Women's Action Society (AWAM) White Ribbon Run 2015 at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur last Sunday. Well, I just recovered from my ankle injury, so 3 km walk is just right for me; doing it steadily and glad that there were friends around who accompany me along the way. 

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White Ribbon Run 2015: Break the Silence, End the Voilence Against Women


That morning over 1,000 participants join the 7km or 3km run to Break the Silence, End the Voilence Against Women. This run is not only for women, men and boys of all ages and walks of life came together at the White Ribbon Run to break a “Chain of Violence”, to symbolise the breaking down of the violence and varying burdens women have to deal with on a daily basis.

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 Group Photos: With bloggers at the White Ribbon Run 2015 

There were booths setup, sampling plus many fun activities going on after the run; such as flash mob dance and lucky draws. There was also a Lucky Draw, sponsored by Star Cruises, in which a 4 Days 3 Nights trip aboard the Superstar Gemini was the grand prize of the day.

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My 3 km walk for White Ribbon Run 2015

This year, AWAM highlighted the theme “The Story of a Generation”. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Women (VAW) are not solely women’s rights issues, they are human rights issues and we should all be involved in addressing it.
Men and boys of all ages and walks of life came together at the White Ribbon Run to break a “Chain of Violence”, to symbolise the breaking down of the violence and varying burdens women have to deal with on a daily basis.

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Men and boys made their pledges never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls at White Ribbon Run 2015

At Padang Merbok, men and boys from all walks of life made their pledges never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. After the run, activities such as the breaking of a “Chain of Violence”, a flash mob, and the White Ribbon Campaign Quiz were carried out. 

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Fun activities such as flash mob dance and lucky draws after the run

The White Ribbon Campaign is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. The movement began in 1989 following the tragic shooting incident resulting in the death of 14 female engineering students in Montreal, Canada. The White Ribbon Campaign seeks to change attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate violence against women by engaging boys and men to lead social change.

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White Ribbon Run 2015: Break the Silence, End the Voilence Against Women


AWAM together with its supporters are determined to continue to champion women’s rights and bring an end to violence against women and girls. For more information about White Ribbon Run 2015: Break the Silence, End the Voilence Against Women and follow AWAM’s events and activities at www.facebook.com/AWAMMALAYSIA

11 comments:

  1. This is a great cause. Violence is fast becoming a lifestyle to many families and it needs to be stopped.

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  2. It's good to know that the run was well-attended; glad to know that a lot of folks support the cause. Violence is a serious concern, should not to be tolerated, and must be stopped.

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  3. That's a really good cause. I would love to be part of a program that supports the elimination of violence against women and children.

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  4. Yellow, Red, Black, Pink, now also white ribbons for domestic violence -- a truly disturbing issue of humanity. These are people who supposedly love each other which makes it even worse.

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  5. this is a great event. i do hope it sends out the message clearly and just does not stay in the event.

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  6. I hope that the violence against women will really lessen. This fun run is wonderful. I would love to join in this kind of movement too.

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  7. Women cause is the best way to voice-out what's inside of them according to their way of life. Most vital for this event makes them aware of violence still exists all throughout.

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  8. This is really good. having a cause for every event is important.hope more events like this will be held.

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  9. Congrats on the run and I'm sure the cause makes it extra special. Looking forward to see you in the longer distances.

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  10. sun shines bright and ribbon shines white! :D
    I see a lot of enthusiasm and support for the movement. i would have surly joined it. :D

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  11. this is such a grey cause! and great that many people have joined this run.

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