OK .. First of all, before we go further into the Event, let see what is White Ribbon Run.
Opening speech by Madam Ho Yock Lin, Awam's President. Madam Ho, in her speech said that “A recent statistic on Violence against Women in Malaysia released by the Royal Malaysian Police in 2014 shows that there were 2349 cases of rape and 4807 cases of domestic violence reported nationwide. An estimated 8 out of 10 cases go unreported.
“Women continue to face all sorts of violence and discrimination in public and private spaces. We’ve seen cases such as the statutory rape case in Sabah, where a 40-year old man who impregnated his colleague’s 14-year-old daughter was found to be not guilty despite the fact that DNA evidence proved his paternity. For the first time in Malaysia, a woman was charged in court for termination of pregnancy, despite this being permissible under our Penal Code. Transgender women continue to face all forms of persecution. And what about the spate of moral policing a few months ago, where women were not allowed to access services on the basis of what they were wearing?”
Almost 1000 participants from all walk of life were seen running in support with the White Ribbon Run 2015.
The track was cool and full of green .. me and my blogger friends really enjoyed the quality time together during the Run *we walked more, actually* The air was so breezy and fresh .. the sunshine was so friendly. It was a really lovely Sunday morning.
So readers, more info and photographs on the White Ribbon Run can be find at AWAM'S FB. Follow AWAM’s events and activities at www.facebook.com/AWAMMALAYSIA. Lets run together again *next year* for good cause, Shall We?