This is Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) calling out for donations to fund our pilot project "#bukansalahkamek: Stop Sexual Violence Campaign".
‘#bukansalahkamek: Stop Sexual Violence Campaign by SWWS’ is an inspiration taken by the global #metoo movement but accommodated to our local community. It is crucial that we address this issue to the public; identifying causes of sexual violence, education at a young age, changing social norms related to the acceptability of violence or those receiving help; and promoting respectful behaviour to each other. Only by discussing sexual violence will its various forms including child sexual abuse, rape, sexual harassment, cyber grooming, blackmail and stalking decrease. What we really want is to intervene the current language we have around this issue and be one step ahead with prevention. We aim to build awareness on the seriousness of sexual violence as a social issue in Sarawak and how we may further educate children, students and the general public ways they can contribute in creating a safer community for all.
'bukan salah kamek' = it's not my fault (in local Sarawak language)
It has always been second nature for people to suggest that the act of sexual violence perpetrated onto the victims are due to the faults of victims. It's time to change this mentality!
This campaign will be running from September to October, through our social media platforms as well as a series of events. The latter includes a film screening that would open up discussions with the audience about the different themes of sexual violence, an outreach programme at schools in the rural area of Lundu, providing training for educators and educating 12 year old children on Child Safety Awareness. Lastly, there will be an exhibition in October to open up the conversation of sexual violence happening in our society. With the campaign, we are also trying to invite companies and schools to jump onboard and pledge that they would act upon sexual harassment cases more seriously.
We hope this campaign will push for the urgent tabling of the Sexual Harassment Bill in Malaysia.
For more information about SWWS as an NGO, please visit us on www.sarswws.org .
Thank you for your support.