22 March 2013| last updated at 09:40PM
Big turnout at Women’s Day do
PWW president Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar said the event exposed to the public the serious issue of violence against women and urged the various NGOs and governmental bodies to support initiatives to end violence against women and children.
“It also creates solidarity and strength for all, regardless of race, age, religion and gender through dancing, singing and art, thus inspiring men to end violence against women,” she added.
The Perak Women for Women Society celebrated International Women’s Day on 10 March 2013
A special guest was KPJ Ipoh CEO En Asmadi. Others in the photos are Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar (Chairperson PWW), Mangaleswary Ponnampalam and Yip Siew Keen.
KPJ Ipoh CEO En Asmadi with Datin Wira Dr Hjh Siti Hawah Mohd.
An Art competition was held and this is a winner receiving her award from Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar, Chairperson of the Perak women for Women Society.
Flashmob Break The Chain with KPJ Hospital staff and members of PWW
15 March 2013| last updated at 10:27PM
Dancing for women’s rights
KUALA LUMPUR: The Body Shop recently organised a flash mob dance to commemorate International Women’s Day.
Themed Expect Respect, some 400 people comprising the Body Shop’s customers, students from INTI International University and Colleges, official radio partners Capital FM, staff and management as well as customers of The Body Shop and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, danced up a storm at the entrance of Pavilion, Bukit Bintang.
Shoppers were thrilled when they saw the flash mob dancing to the tunes of Break the Chain.
The Body Shop Malaysia managing director Datin Mina Cheah-Foong and local celebrities were also seen among the crowd.
“This dance is to bring people together to put an end towards violence against women. Dance, after all is a celebration and what better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to dance,” said Cheah-Foong,
She added that the idea for this flash mob came after they did the One Billion Rising flash mob a couple of weeks ago.