4th Edition Walk The Talk Joins UN Campaign To End Violence Against Women

Nov 26, 2015

The SIROM Walk The Talk 2015, the 4th in the series, sees several key partners uniting to end Violence Against Women. The theme for Walk The Talk 2015 “Men and Women Unite to Stop Violence Against Women” is in line with the United Nations “UNiTE to End Violence Against Women”and the #orangetheworld global campaign, to be held in conjunction with the UN 16 days of activism to eliminate gender violence. The colour orange is the official color of the campaign, symbolizing a bright and optimistic future free from violence against women and girls.

This year’s UNiTE campaign takes place with a focus on prevention, and in the specific context of the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which includes a target on ending violence against women and girls. Over 450 ‘orange events’ are planned in more than 70 countries around the world ahead of and throughout the 16 days.

The WTT 2015 has as it’s key partners, Police DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM),  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), and is supported by 2 women’s organisations, WAO and AWAM.

The walk will be 3.5km starting and ending at Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya on 5th December 2015. An exhibition by PDRM and the other partners and supporters to promote and create awareness of the activities that are undertaken by the organisations in their respective role to end Violence Against Women, will be set up at Taman Jaya for walkers to view before and after the morning’s walk.

About 600 walkers from corporates and organisations are expected to participate.

Event and registration details are as below :

Venue            : Parking area of Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya

Date                : 5 December 2015 (Saturday)

Registration  : 7.00am

Flag Off          : 8.00am

Participation fee is RM30 per person and each participant will be entitled to a specially designed Walk The Talk Tshirt for the walk and a goody bag .

Participation forms can be downloaded from our Soroptimist website - www.soroptimist.org.my or email to siromwtt@gmail.com or register online - http://goo.gl/HgZvGS. Closing date for registration is 30th November 2015 and T-Shirt and goody bags can be picked up from 2nd December onwards from 369 Lorong Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 012-489 4891).

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