Sister Regina Kuizon, Province Leader of Philippines-Japan leads the signing of Pledge against Violence against Women
On 25 November 2018, Good Shepherd in Malaysia launched the campaign in Tambunan, Sabah. An ebooklet containing stories of survivors of Sexual/physical violence in both English and Malay languages was published for this event.
Ms Chin Poh Choo, Director of Good Shepherd Services, Malaysia shared the challenging journey toward the production of this booklet:
"Producing this booklet was a journey of sorts for both the survivors who
have courageously shared their traumatic stories and us at Good Shepherd
Services, who were entrusted with the deep cries of their heart and tasks
to present their plight in an impactful and empowering manner, one that
continues to uphold their dignity as persons. At times, finding a balance
was a challenge, particularly with the limited page space. But with God's
grace we persevered".
Journalist Ma. Ceres P. Doyo published this recent article in Global Sisters Report, A project of National Catholic Reporter - Sisters in Philippines 'Go Orange' to protest violence against women
Good Shepherd Services Taiwan invited six new Immigrant Family Service Centers and three Indigenous Family Centers to participate in this international Campaign. Click below -
This year the UNiTE Campaign's global advocacy theme is "Orange the World: #HearMeToo. The theme focuses on the stories of global women’s movements, survivor advocates and women human rights defenders.
For our social media campaign, the GSIJP Office is looking to share Good Shepherd stories of survivors who have become advocates for the elimination of violence against women and who are making a change in their community. We are asking for a paragraph or less detailing that woman's story and a photo if possible. Email the office (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) by November 8th with the story and photo to be featured during the 16 Days.
We want to know how you are marking these 16 Days with events, social media campaigns and advocacy. Send the office an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your plans for the 16 Days for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
In recent years, the voices of survivors and activists, through campaigns such as #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc and others, have reached a crescendo that cannot be silenced any more. Advocates understand that while the names and contexts may differ across geographic locations, women and girls everywhere are experiencing extensive abuse and their stories need to be brought to light. Learn more about this year's theme: https://bit.ly/109KHJ1