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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

November 25, 2018

Good Shepherd Services, Malaysia Goes Orange

This year, Good Shepherd’s 16 Days of Activism will shine a light on the Girl-Child.

A 16 Days Reflection Booklet containing courageous stories from girl-child survivors and reflection on perspectives of  sexual gender-based violence in the context of indigenous communities in Sabah, is launched to kick-off the campaign on 25 November 2018 in Tambunan.

OTW2018 Booklet – Eng

OTW2018 Booklet – BM

The  booklet in Bahasa Malaysia is available in print as well as online while the English version is only available online.

A #HearMeToo 6km run along the scenic rice fields in Tambunan which has drawn a field of  about 400 runners from the district followed after the official launch.

Tambunan is the site of GSS’ community-based program on the protection  and safety of the Girl-Child which involves 18 villages over a span of three years.  Through the project we have managed to  engage  with state government agencies and key stakeholders in communities to dialogue on native customary practices and laws on the issue of SGBV.  It is hoped that at by the end of the third year, communities will be mobilized and empowered to spearhead the advocacy for positive changes to the customary laws and practices that can provide a more comprehensive protection for the girl-child in indigenous communities.

Daily events  throughout the 16 days are being conducted across the various Good Shepherd  ministries, educations institutions and communities in Sabah and in Ipoh.


November 25, 2018
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