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A Week of Rising for Justice

Malaysia > Kuala Lumpur > Kuala Lumpur > 2014-02-14 > 06:00 pm

About The Event

At our Rose Virginie Good Shepherd Centre, we ran a one-week programme to introduce the OBR campaign to the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) from 7 to 13 February, 2014. Various aspects of the rights of women and children were explained to them and the importance of standing up to injustice. They viewed videos on the OBR event and saw how different parts of the world will be rising for Justice in the call to End Violence Against Women and Children. Animated discussions were held on the OBR theme "Rise, Release, Dance" and they learnt to do the OBR dance. The children have prepared messages through their drawings to be distributed to as many people as possible. These messages speak of their own experiences of violence and their desire for these exploitation to stop. As the children are not able to be in public distributing their messages, we have to be their voice. At our centres in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, we are rising on 14 February 2014 through song and dance, together with the rest of the world, to say no to violence against women and children.

About The Organization

Pusat Kebajikan Good Shepherd

Pusat Kebajikan Good Shepherd (PKGS) is a not-for-profit organisation founded and operated by the Good Shepherd Sisters in Malaysia since 1960. The Good Shepherd Sisters is a worldwide Congregation of women religious present in 73 countries in six continents. PKGS has extensive grassroot services, both residential and outreach, reaching out to women/girls in pregnancy and other forms of crisis, women and their children experiencing domestic violence, children and youth who have limited access to educational opportunities and more recently work with refugees and migrants.

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