16 Days of Activism - Say No to Violence Against Women and Children
On an annual basis, Good Shepherd Services Malaysia organises a campaign during the 16 days of activism from 25 November to 10 December to create awareness on "Say NO to Violence Against Women and Children." This year is no exception with the focus on domestic violence.
Te following initiatives were organised to pread the message in the three different states in Malaysia where Good Shepherd Services has a presence:
Training of the Trainers Workshop
The Training-of-the-Trainers workshop primarily for leaders of churches from various denominations. The workshop was to promote the 16 Days of Activism campaign and to encourage the participants to answer the call to action to ORANGE THE WORLD and say NO to violence against women and children. Over 40 participants took part in the one and a half day workshop which was held on 6 and 7 of November. At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants were committed to raise awareness of volence against women and chldren and to support those in need of help. Good Shepherd Services is grateful and ecouraged by the sharing which took place and the passion shown by the participants to make adifference within their circe of influence.
Video Entitled "Behind Closed Doors, it is a Different Story"
To maximise its impact, the video hadto portray scenes of violence that take place behind closed doors, in the private sphere. Professionally produced, the video has been well received as a strong call to action. It encourages those who suffer, commt or witness violence to seek hep and break the silence. For more insights into "Behind Closed Doors" see http://www.thestar.com.my/videos/2015/11/28/awareness-video-on-violence-against-women-and-children/ To be effective in its reach to the multi racial society of Malaysia, "Behind Closed Doors" is available at http://goodshepherd.my/behind-closed-doors See Good Shepherd Services Facebook for more informaton.