Twentytwo13 has collected RM14,100 from friends for Women’s Aid Organisation. Tomorrow, Project 60.1 culminates with Purwaiz Alam walking 25km in support of women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Let’s reject violence against women in all its forms. It can be as simple as refusing to consume media that we know normalises this violence, or discreetly offering help to a neighbour we suspect is being abused.
More friends do their part by donating towards Twentytwo13’s Project 60.1 fund to help Women’s Aid Organisation run its programmes for battered women.
Purwaiz Alam draws inspiration for Project 60.1 from the brave women who walk away from abusive relationships and plod on to rebuild their lives and that of their children.
Target of RM5,000 for Women’s Aid Organisation surpassed in less than 20 hours.
Covid-19 and economic downturn have impacted many, including non-governmental organisations like the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) that has been helping women and children survivors of domestic violence in Malaysia since 1982.
During the Movement Control Order, victims of abuse are susceptible to being trapped behind closed doors with their abusers. Many cases go unreported.