Perak Women for Women Society: ‘Walk the Talk – Stop Violence Against Women’ in Ipoh, Tuesday, 27 November 2012

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  • 7 Jan 2013
  • Metro South & East
  • By KATHLEEN ANN KILI newsdesk@thestar.com.my

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Raising awareness on violence against women

From page 1 JOHOR BARU: After walking a distance of 900km from Perlis, three women who were determined to spread awareness on violence against women reached Johor Baru.

All for a worthy cause: A group of participants after their walk to spread awareness on violence against women.

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The three women, from Kota Kinabalu started walking on Nov 23 and walked the streets from North to South and finally reached Johor Baru recently.

They include chairperson and founder of Pertubuhan Bantuan Makanan dan Kebajikan Penampang (Permak) Datuk Elizabeth Maurice and two other Soroptimist International Kota Kinabalu club members Clarice Paini Mojigoh and Rose Moguloi.

Some members of the public joined the women for the walk from Danga Bay Celebration Square to Dataran Bandaraya here that was led by a brass band.
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..State Women, Family, Health and Community Development chairman Dr. Robia Kosai officiated the event at the Dataran Bandaraya which was organised by Soroptimist International Regional of Malaysia and supported by police, Maybank, HSBC, and also Bodyshop Malaysia.

Robia congratulated the three women for going the extra mile to educate the public on violence against women and also applauded all those who supported the cause. “Many still do not understand the effects of violence, as it does not only bring physical harm to the victim but also adds mental and emotional detriments,” she said during her speech.

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NST

25 December 2012 | last updated at 12:19AM

Cases of domestic violence on the rise

By Chong Chee Seong

MUAR: State Women and Family Development, Welfare and Health Committee chairman Dr Robia Kosai said the number of reported domestic violence cases involving women had been increasing for two years.

She said 47 of such cases were reported in 2010, but the figure increased to 66 in 2011. Between January and November this year, she added, there were already 59 cases reported to the authorities.

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Star

  • 24 Dec 2012
  • Metro Perak

FIRST AID TRAINING

Perak Women for Women Society will hold a First Aider In Every Home (FAIEH) Training at the Red Crescent Hostel Hall from 8am to 5pm on Jan 28. Registration fee is RM10. A first aid book would be given free to each participant, and tea and lunch will be provided.

For details, call 05-546 9715.

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Star

Thursday December 6, 2012

DBKL band joins march in city centre to end violence against women

By FAZLEENA AZIZ
fazleena@thestar.com.my
Photos by LIM CHENG KIAT

Participants in high spirits as they step out accompanied by the 75-piece DBKL marching band.
Participants in high spirits as they step out accompanied by the 75-piece DBKL marching band.

IT was not just another walk, it was a march toward creating an awareness as some 300 people took part in the “Walk The Talk from Perlis to Sabah — STOP Violence Against Women” on Sunday.

The participants were accompanied by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall marching band, which uplifted the atmosphere from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur up to Jalan Hang Tuah.

This was part of the send-off for the three walkers — Datuk Elizabeth Maurice, Clarice Paini Mojigoh and Rose Moguloi — who are off to Seremban, continuing their mission before reaching Johor Baru on Dec 8.

They will be then flying to Kuching and to Kota Kinabalu where they are scheduled to complete their journey by walking the final 10km to Sabah capital’s city on Dec 9.

Soroptimist International South West Pacific president Datin Seri Siew Yong Gnanalingam said the walkers have covered some 555km of the 940km walk from Perlis to Sabah.

“Despite the lack of media exposure, we are happy for the tremendous support we have gotten from the people here with us today.

“What we hope to gain is to create a greater awareness on stopping violence against women.

“We hope those who see us and the walkers joining us will be aware of the campaign because we want zero tolerance and zero violence against women.

Participants holding placards during the event.
Participants holding placards during the event.

“Every women deserves safety and security and no human being should be subjected to violence by another person,” she said.

Meanwhile Soroptimist International Region of Malaysia (Sirom) president Joanne Yeoh said Malaysia was leading the pack in this campaign and the three walkers were exemplary of the mission to stop violence against women.

“Anyone can do it, the aim is to create as much awareness. The event is taking place at many places and these women are leading the way,” she said.

For The Body Shop Malaysia’s managing director Datin Mina Cheah-Foong being part of this campaign was more than just business.

“Almost 90% of our customers are women and 90% of our staff are also women.

“We view this campaign seriously because it is important for women to feel safe, so this a great way to change people’s mindset,” she said.

It was also held in conjunction with the United Nations’ ‘International Day to End Violence Against Women’ on Nov 25 and would extend to the International Human Rights Day on Dec 10.

The public are invited to join the three walkers to show support and encourage them to complete their mission.

DBKL band joins march in city centre to end violence against

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The New Straits Times report on the event in Ipoh, at long last!

NST
04 December 2012 | last updated at 10:17PM

Ipoh afoot to end violence against women

By Diana Yeoh
IPOH: Soroptimist International Ipoh members took the lead in the 3km “Walk the Talk” to end violence against women that started at Kinta City shopping complex, Ipoh Garden, here.They walked from Ipoh Garden to Canning Garden carrying placards with the message “Stop Violence Against Women and Girls”.Representatives of Penampang Food Assistance and Welfare Organisation and Pink Champion also joined in the walk.Members of Women’s Aid Organisation, Women’s Centre for Change, Perak Women for Women and All Women’s Action Society Malaysia were also present.The event is the Ipoh segment of the 940km “Walk the Talk From Perlis to Sabah: Stop Violence Against Women” which was flagged off last last month in Perlis.The organiser is Soropotimist International Region of Malaysia.The walk is in line with the United Nations’ call for 16 days of activism to end violence against women, from International Day to End Violence against Women (Nov 25) to International Human Rights Day (Dec 10).The event is organised by Soroptimist International Region of Malaysia in partnership with The Body Shop and Women Development Department.Soroptimist International South West Pacific president Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam was the guest-of-honour.

Soroptimist International Ipoh president Khoo Kuan Hwa said Soroptimist International was a worldwide organisation to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities throughout the world.

“We are selling T-shirts to raise funds to organise workshops to create awareness of violence against women in Malaysia,” she said.

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The women are out in force to support the Ipoh segment of the ‘Walk the Talk From Perlis to Sabah: Stop Violence Against Women’. Pic by Diana Yeoh

Read more: Ipoh afoot to end violence against women – Northern – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/northern/ipoh-afoot-to-end-violence-against-women-1.180582#ixzz2E8CIWCX9

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‘Walk the Talk’ moves to Johor Baru: Saturday, 8 December 2012

NST

28 November 2012 | last updated at 11:43PM

‘Walk the Talk’ hits the south

By PEGGY LOH | johor@nst.com.my

SHOW your support by joining the Johor Baru segment of “Walk the Talk from Perlis to Sabah: Stop Violence Against Women” on Dec 8, at 4.30pm in Danga Bay.

JOHOR BARU: Walk with the participants from Danga Bay to Dataran Johor, where a carnival and a City Survival Skills seminar will be held.

The walk from Perlis to Sabah, is organised by Soroptomist International, Region of Malaysia (Sirom) in partnership with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and The Body Shop.

Datuk Elizabeth Maurice, 56, a philanthropist who is no stranger to walking for a good cause, and friends, Clarice Paini Mojigoh, 58, and Rose Moguloi, 52 are leading the walk that was flagged off at Arau, Perlis, on Nov 21.

The participants will walk a total of 939.5km from Perlis to Johor, with scheduled stops in Seberang Prai, Penang, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Seremban. They will then fly to East Malaysia.

Through the walk, Malaysia is joining 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific in the international campaign for “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence”, which commences on International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov 25 and ends on Human Rights Day on Dec 10.

Soroptomist International is a worldwide organisation that works through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.
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Participation forms can be downloaded at http://www.Soroptomists.org.my.

‘Walk the Talk’ hits the southJoin (from left) Clarice Paini Mojigoh, Rose Moguloi and Datuk Elizabeth Maurice, at their last stop in Peninsular Malaysia. Pic by Peggy LohRead more: ‘Walk the Talk’ hits the south – Johor – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/walk-the-talk-hits-the-south-1.177503#ixzz2E4uBlvpO

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‘WALK THE TALK – STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN’ IN PENANG LAST SUNDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2012

Sunday’s 4km march was from Straits Quay to Gurney Plaza.

Star

  • 1 Dec 2012
  • Metro North
  • By CHRISTINA CHIN sgchris@thestar.com.my Photo by ZHAFARAN NASIB

The message: Domestic violence and sexual abuse a major concern for all

UNDER the sweltering evening heat, children joined adults of all ages in a walk to stomp out violence against women and girls.

Sending their message: The participants creating awareness during their walk.Clad in specially designed T-shirts and carrying placards to drive home the message, the participants sought to remind the public and relevant government agencies to “walk the talk”.

The march commenced with a face painting session and participants carrying banners, singing and making music with pots and pans to raise awareness to the cause.

Soroptimist International Club of Penang president Anita Pater said the increasing cases of domestic violence and sexual assault faced by women and children is a major concern for all.

Sunday’s 4km march from Straits Quay to Gurney Plaza was part of the ‘ Walk The Talk’ nationwide walkathon campaign from Perlis to Sabah to stop violence against women.

The main organiser was the Soroptimist International Region of Malaysia (Sirom).

The campaign held in partnership with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry as well as bodycare group Body Shop is to galvanise the public to stand up against gender-based violence.

It was also held in conjunction with the United Nations’ ‘International Day to End Violence Against Women’ on Nov 25 and would extend to the International Human Rights Day on Dec 10.

The Penang leg of the campaign was coorganised by Soroptimist International Club of Penang and the Women’s Centre for Change (WCC).

In her speech, WCC president Mariam Lim said the spirited participation of more than 100 walkers showed that the public cared, and detested violence against women and children.

“It’s worse when such violence is committed by the very people meant to protect them – be they family, friends or the staff of state agencies (where they seek help from).

“Each and everyone of us has an important role to play in supporting and helping victims of violence.

“We need to encourage these victims to step forward and report such cases so that this terrible crime can be stopped,” she said.

Lim said the public must make its voice heard loud and clear that the country needs better laws to protect and help sexual assault victims.

“There is a serious need for the government to provide adequate funding to ensure that enforcement agencies are staffed by well trained personnel.

“This is an urgent need as the WCC is witnessing a breakdown of services provided to women and child victims of violence and abuse,” she said.

She added that it was very easy to turn a blind eye or deaf ear to the issue.

“Talking about it requires some effort but generally many of us are good at that. But the true test and challenge is for us to walk the talk – stand up and actually do something about it,” she said.

Marching for a noble cause

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The Star

  • 30 Nov 2012
  • Metro Perak
  • By FONG KEE SOON keesoon@thestar.com.my Photos by RONNIE CHIN

Showing support

Many took part in walk as a pledge to stop violence against women

MORE than 200 participants, young and old, completed the “Walk the Talk from Perlis to Sabah – STOP Violence Against Women” campaign by walking 4km from the Kinta City Shopping Centre to various places around Ipoh Garden and back.

For a good cause: Vailat (left) and her friends at the walk.The walk was led by Datuk Elizabeth Maurice and her friends Clarice Paini Mojigoh, 58, and Rose Moguloi, 52, who are members of the Soroptimist International Kota Kinabalu Club.

Among the participants was kindergarten teacher E. Vailat Neasa.

“The weather was hot but I did not mind it at all, knowing that the walk is for a good cause,” said the 49-year-old.

Blogger Foo Hua Bin, 24, from Gunung Rapat, was among the male participants present at the event on Tuesday.

“Gender-based violence should never be tolerated.

“I hope the awareness created by the walk will lead to empowerment of victimised women and help reduce secondary victimisation,” he said.

Soroptimist International South West Pacific president Datin Seri Siew Yong Gnanalingam praised the effort of Elizabeth and her friends, expressing hope that their dedication and sacrifice would help to garner more support for the cause of the campaign.

Elizabeth, Clarice and Rose had on Nov 23 started out on a 940km walk from Perlis to Sabah.

From Ipoh, their next journey will be the Pavillion mall in Kuala Lumpur and then to Seremban, before reaching Johor Baru on Dec 8.

From there, they will fly to Kuching and subsequently to Kota Kinabalu where they are scheduled to complete the journey by walking the final 10km to Sabah capital’s city on Dec 9.

Starting young: Youths holding placards to express their support for the campaign.

The campaign, held in partnership with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and The Body Shop, is to encourage the public, private sector and government agencies to stand up against gender-based violence, especially against women and girls.

It was also held in conjunction with the United Nations ‘International Day to End Violence Against Women’ on Nov 25 and will extend until the International Human Rights Day on Dec 10.

The public are invited to join the three walkers of “Walk the Talk” at any point, along the way, to show support and encourage them to complete their mission.

Many took part in walk as a pledge to stop violence against women

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PERAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY ‘WALK THE TALK – STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN’, TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2012

Setting out on the Walk!

Coming back!

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PERAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY ‘WALK THE TALK – STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN’, TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2012

AT LEAST 200 TURNED UP….

THE EVENT IN PHOTOS…

The Perak Women for Women Society Office Bearers

With the 3 members of Soroptomist International

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Words from:
Mangaleswary Ponnampalam

President-Elect PWW

PWW is one of the 4 NGOs that have been chosen as a beneficiary of Soroptomist International Region of Malaysia (SIROM)’s ” Walk the Talk: Stop Violence Against Women” Project. This Project is a a 16 day WALK by 3 members of Soroptomist International from Perlis to Sabah, starting on 23rd November in Kangar, Perlis and ending on 9th December 2012 in Sabah.

The purpose of this 16 day WALK is to create greater awareness among the public to STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. The 3 walkers will stop at various towns along the way where programmes have been planned.

The 3 Walkers are expected in Ipoh on 27th November 2012, where local participants can join in a mini-walk of about 2-3km to show their support for the Cause i.e. STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

Details of the programme in Ipoh are as follows:-

Date   : 27th November 2012 (Tue)
Venue : Kinta City, Ipoh
(Participants in the WALK will assemble outside the McDonald’s Outlet)
Time    : 4.30pm

Registration for PWW members is at  RM 15 each, for non members it is at RM50 each. Each registration will include a T shirt specially made for this Project, and a bottle of water. Participants are required to wear the given T-shirt to take part in the WALK.

Please see attachment for the mini-walk route, which starts and ends in Kinta City, Ipoh.

Both men and women can take part in the Walk. Children below 18 years must have the written consent of their parents/guardians and be supervised by them.

You can also go to the link below in todays STAR for more info on this Walk.

One of the main work of PWW involves assisting women and chidren who are victims of violence. So, we hope you can give us your support to create more awareness to the public on how important it is to “STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”.
Thank you for your help.
Regards
Mangales
President-Elect PWW
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Perak Women For Women Society (PWW) shared Walk the Talk From Perlis to Sabah: Stop Violence Against Women‘s photo.

Join PWW in “Walk the Talk – Stop Violence Against Women” in Ipoh
Date : 27th November 2012 (Tuesday)
Time : 4.30PM
Venue: Gather at Jusco Kinta City

Call PWW at 05-5469715 to register. We need sponsorship and we need participants

Get your friends and have an evening walk for a good Cause.
Let’s advocate for a stop for all form of violence

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The Route

The Tee shirt

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“Walk the Talk from Perlis to Sabah STOP Violence Against Women”

Soroptimist International Region of Malaysia (SIROM) will be organising “Walk the Talk from Perlis to Sabah” with the theme, “Stop Violence Against Women and Girls”. This event will lead the way for a SI South West Pacific Federation-wide “Walk the Talk” campaign to take a stand against all forms of violence, sexual harassment including crimes of violence against women and girls, which are rampant occurrences today such as snatch thefts, kidnapping and sexual assaults in public places.

The Event:

-The Walk from Perlis to Sabah will be undertaken by 3 members of Soroptimist International Kota Kinabalu Club members, led by Datuk Elizabeth Maurice, who will walk approximately 1,000 kms from Perlis to Johor Bahru.

– There will be a few stop and start points in the big towns along the Perlis-Johor Bahru trunk route but the public are invited to join the 3 walkers to “Walk the Talk” at any point along the way to show support and encourage the walkers to complete their mission.

– From Johor Bahru, the 3 walkers will fly to Kuching airport and walk 6 kms to the city centre and fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu and complete the event by walking 10 kms to the city centre, where she will receive a grand celebratory welcome.

Objectives:

1. To galvanise the public, both men and women, with the support of all sectors, from media, to the corporates and government agencies, to stand up against gender based violence, especially against women and girls.

2. To use the event to raise awareness and sensitising the population that violence against women and girls is not to be tolerated and can never be perpetuated.

3. To raise funds to have workshops and activities to

i. Educate and empower women and children on personal safety and their rights.

ii. Sensitise youths to facts of gender based violence and gender-discriminatory practices.

iii. Contribute to a safe and crime free environment.

Date:

23rd November to 9th December 2012

The event will be held in conjunction with the UN declared 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Support as a participant

With a minimum of RM50 donation, a participant will be entitled to a T-Shirt specially created for the event to be worn during the walk. The nett proceeds will go to the NGO’s and SI Clubs that raised the donation for their work to eliminate violence against women.

Walk the Talk From Perlis to Sabahwww.soroptimist.org.my/walkthetalkCached

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The Star

Thursday November 8, 2012

Walk to stop violence against women

By LEE MEI LI
star2@thestar.com.my

Determined: (From left) Clarice Paini Mojigoh, Rose Moguloi, Datuk Elizabeth Maurice, Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam, The Body Shop Managing Director Datin Mina Cheah-Foong and Joanne Yeoh at the Sirom Walk The Talk from Perlis to Sabah: Stop Violence Against Women press conference.
Determined: (From left) Clarice Paini Mojigoh, Rose Moguloi, Datuk Elizabeth Maurice, Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam, The Body Shop Managing Director Datin Mina Cheah-Foong and Joanne Yeoh at the Sirom Walk The Talk from Perlis to Sabah: Stop Violence Against Women press conference.

A group of women is embarking on a walk from Perlis to Sabah to draw attention to the need to stop violence against women.

EVERY year, philanthropist Datuk Elizabeth Maurice walks 300km from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah – to commemorate Merdeka. That’s over eight hours’ drive by car, but the 56-year-old has been making that journey on foot since 2004.

This year, Maurice will be upping the notch. She is teaming up with two friends, Clarice Paini Mojigoh and Rose Moguloi, to embark on a walk from Perlis to Sabah.

They will cover a distance of 939.5km in Peninsular Malaysia, and then fly to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to complete their journey.

If successful, it will be the first such journey, an accomplishment worthy of a mention in the Malaysia Book of Records.

But their aim is not to set records. These three women are walking to draw attention to the need to eliminate violence against women.

They will be leading the Walk The Talk From Perlis To Sabah: Stop Violence Against Women project organised by Soroptimist International Region of Malaysia (Sirom) in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and The Body Shop.

http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2012/11/8/lifefocus/12254870&sec=lifefocus

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