Soroptimist International Ipoh (SII), in conjunction with the UN 16 Days of Activism campaign to end gender-based violence which runs from November 25 to December 10, will be running their own campaign to create awareness amongst local communities in Ipoh.
The theme for 2020 is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
The main aim is to make aware that violence in any form is not tolerable.
According to Kimberly Tan, President of SII, “With widespread violations of human rights, physical or sexual violence, our community needs to take action to put a stop to this violence.
Each community needs to be educated on how to support these victims of violence and know where to seek help.”
Communities need to advocate that girls are entitled to the right to education. Girls who receive more education are less likely to marry as children and become young mothers.
SII hopes to educate and make aware of the rights of women and children, starting with one community at a time.
Anyone who needs help may contact the Talian Kasih hotline at 15999. It is available 24 hours a day.