In conjunction with International Women’s Day, which fell on March 8, the Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) organised a day-long awareness programme at Mydin Hypermarket in Bandar Meru Raya. The programme was jointly sponsored by Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd and KPJ Specialist Hospital. The theme was “Respect and be Responsible: End Violence Against Women Now”.
A number of activities were on the cards, among them were children’s colouring competition, action painting, dancing and singing performances. The aim was to create awareness among the public in the hope of creating a violence-free world.
Flash mob performances by members of PWW and staff of both KPJ Ipoh Specialist Centre and Hospital Fatimah entitled, “Break the Chain” conveyed the important message of respect and self-respect. Local youth groups from OMPH (Our Mother of Perpetual Help) and P.O.R.T. (People of Remarkable Talent) gave their version of the message.
Guests-of-honour were Datin Wira Dr Hjh Siti Hawa Mohd, Human Resource Director of Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd and Asmadi Mohd. Bakri, Chief Executive Officer of KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital. They took time to visit the 12 booths set up as part of the programme. Among them were the Malaysian Red Crescent, Pink Champion and Buddies.