|White Ribbon Run 2016|
|Sportscentre, Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur|
|27th November 2016|
|RM70 (above 12 years old)|
The White Ribbon Campaign is the world's largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
Through the White Ribbon Campaign, AWAM hopes to provide a platform where men can break their silence and proactively engage on the issue of violence against women. AWAM believes that men and boys must be part of the solution to end gender-based violence.
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Terms & Conditions
i. The White Ribbon Run is organised by the the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM), and is helmed by the White Ribbon Organising Committee (subsumed under the Fundraising Committee) as part of our annual fundraising drive and will be channelled towards our programmes and services. The White Ribbon Run will henceforth be known as the ‘Run’, and the AWAM will be henceforth understood as the ‘Organizer’.
ii. DesaParkCity is the official venue sponsor of the event and is not responsible for the event, nor a part of the Organising Committee.
iii. Details pertaining to the date, time, venue, joining fee and benefits are available on the registration portal and the White Ribbon Facebook page.
iv. Payment is to be made with registration. All successful registration will receive a confirmation email.
v. The Organising Committee will commit to providing every participant with a jersey of the size mentioned in the registration form as much as possible, with the understanding that jersey will be distributed according to availability of sizes, on a first come, first serve basis.
2. Safety and Runner's indemnity
i. The Organising Committee will take all reasonable precaution and safety measures to ensure the safety of the participants. However, participants run at their own risk and the Organising Committee will not be responsible or held liable for any illness, discomfort, injury or death caused or arising from training, attending, or participating in the run and the subsequent programs and/or activities throughout the event.
ii. The Organising Committee strongly suggests that all participants undergo a medical examination and/or consult a licensed medical practitioner prior to registration and before the actual race day.
iii. The registered Emergency Contact of children below 12 years old must be present at the event and act as guardians of the child.
iv. All participants are responsible for their personal safety while guardians of young children are responsible for the personal safety of their charges as well as themselves.
3. Medical and First Aid
i. On the event day, there will be First Aiders present and they reserve the right to:
a. Remove a participant from the event if the participant is judged to be physically incapable of continuing the route without risk of serious injury.
b. To send casualty to the nearest and/or recommended hospital.
ii. It is the responsibility of every participant to ensure that they are fit and healthy enough to complete the run.
iii. On-site medical decisions are made by discretion of the First Aiders attending to the casualty, in the best interest of the said participant.
i. Participants take part in this event at their own risk and the Organising Committee shall not be liable for any bodily illnesses, discomfort, injuries; and loss and/or damage to property, whether personal or otherwise, howsoever arising from the training, presence and/or participation in the programs/activities under the Run.
ii. The Organising Committee will not be liable for the actions of the participants or others, and are not employed by, or acting on their behalf. It is recommended that all participants arrange for a personal accident insurance or health insurance.
5. The Organising Committee reserves the right to:
i. Limit and refuse entry any individual
ii. Modify or substitute any of these rules and regulations of the event from time to time as they deem fit. If there is ambiguity in any of the provisions, the Organising Committee is the sole authority in interpreting the mentioned ambiguity, and in so doing, the Organising Committee will take into account the interests of all the affected parties.
iii. Mention updates on the Terms and Conditions, on the official registration portal, if any.
iv. Cancel the event at any time without prior notice to the participants, in which case the Organising Committee will make effort to inform the participant prior to the date of the event. If the event has to be cancelled, for reason of force majeure i.e. due to occurrence of incidents that is beyond the control of the Organising Committee and which renders it impossible or unsafe to hold the event, there shall be no refund of fees paid unless the Organising Committee deems fit to give a refund. The Organising Committee is not be liable for any loss or inconvenience caused, arising from the cancellation of the Run, aside from the participation fees, and is subject to the exception on force majeure mentioned above.
v. Amend the event route as they deem fit for the safety of the participants and/or to prevent any potential hazard in the running of the event, at any time without prior notice to the participant. In such cases, every effort will be made to inform the participant prior to the date of the event. The Organising Committee shall not be liable for any loss or inconvenience caused due to such changes;
vi. Cancel and/or add any run category without prior notice to the participants; and
vii. Use of any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of the Run, and including that of the participants, for any legitimate purpose including advertising.
6. Responsibilities of the Participants
Every individual participant, including guardians of young children has the following responsibilities in addition to the responsibilities set out in the rest of this document:
i. Each participant is responsible to collect the participant kit within the allocated period. It is the responsibility of each participant to bring along a printout of their registration confirmation to collect the participant kit.
ii. The Organising Committee will notify participants via email using information provided in the registration form.It is the duty of the participant to follow-up with the Organising Committee should they fail to receive the notification email, no matter the cause.
iii. Participants are not allowed to exchange jersey sizes unless, under the discretion of the Organising Committee and subject to the availability of sizes.
iv. Once a participant wins a lucky draw, it is the winner’s responsibility to collect the prize from the prize tent and provide their basic information for the Organising Committee’s record. To collect the prize, the winning participant must submit their running bibs to the designated person-in-charge.
v. The registration confirmation will act as proof of payment, in lieu of a receipt.
vi. Any additional donations of and above RM50 will be furnished with a tax-exempt receipt.
Category and Fee
- 3KM (Walk), 7KM (Run)
- RM70 (Above 12 years old), RM 40 (Ages 6-12)
Race Kit Collection
- 23rd November (Wed) - Tropicana City Mall, 10AM - 8PM
- 24th November (Thu) - Tropicana City Mall, 10AM - 8PM
- 26th November (Sat) - Sportscentre, Desa ParkCity, 10 AM - 8PM
- One jersey
- Goodies bag
- Light breakfast
- Finisher's Medal
- A chance to win our 30 Lucky Draws
- Prizes to be won includes
- 2X Grand Prize: 4 Days 3 Nights Luxury Cruise courtesy of Star Cruise
- 2nd Prize: 40" flat screen tv (Brand: Sharp)
- 3rd Prize: Brand New Ipad Mini 2
- Prizes to be won includes
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I get when I register?
One jersey, goodie bag, light breakfast, finisher's medal and a chance to win some mysterious prizes! (Yes, we have a lucky draw!)
How much do I pay for my children?
It is RM40/pax for children ages 6 up to 12 years of age.
Now that I have registered my children, what will they receive?
Children who have been registered will receive the same as adult participants: one jersey, goodie bag, light breakfast, finisher's medal and an entry to our lucky draw.
When is the deadline for registration?
31 October 2016. Please read our terms and conditions for more information.
I would like to register but I can’t do it online. What can I do?
Do call the AWAM office at 03-7877 4221 or email email@example.com if you have difficulty registering through the online portal. You may also drop by our office to register during working hours.
How can I make my payment?
- Credit Card / Debit Card
- Internet Banking including PayPal
- Offline Payment:
- Hong Leong Bank Berhad account number : 106-00-01265-6 (Bank address: Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya; Swift code: HLBBMYKL)
- Email us the bank-in slip at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Walk in registration at AWAM's Office (ask for Lochna)
How can I find out more about the Run?
The White Ribbon Digest
What is the White Ribbon Campaign?
The White Ribbon Campaign is the world’s largest movement of men and boy working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a form a new vision of what it means to be “masculine”.
How is the White Ribbon Campaign different from other anti-domestic violence movements?
Although women’s groups have been working tirelessly over the years to end domestic violence, the White Ribbon Campaign believes the responsibility of ending gender-based violence should not rest on women alone. It has been statistically proven that a disproportionate amount of violence is committed by men against women, but an equally disproportionate amount of males remain silent about the issue, thinking that “as long as I do not commit violence, it is sufficient”. The White Ribbon Campaign works to change this mindset – gender-based violence needs everyone’s input if it is to truly end. Although a majority of men do not perpetrate violence against women, these men play a vital role in resolving the issue of violence against women.
What does it mean to wear a White Ribbon?
Wearing the White Ribbon is a personal pledge that the wearer does not excuse, condone, or commit violence against women. The wearer also shows their commitment to equality between women and men, and their willingness to make a difference.
The History of the White Ribbon Campaign
6 December 1989 – The Montreal Massacre
Twenty-five year old Marc Lepine stormed into EcolePolytechnique in Canada armed with a rifle and hunting knife. Dissatisfied that his application to study engineering at the university had been rejected, he blamed female engineering students for his failure. Lepine entered an engineering class, singled out the 9 female students, and called them “a bunch of feminists” before murdering them. On the same basis, he went through the school and killed another 5 students, injuring another 14. He later committed suicide.
It was found in his suicide note that he blamed feminism for ruining his life, and felt that women were trying to “grab [the advantages] of the men”, simply because they were studying a subject that did not adhere to gender stereotypes.
This horrifying incident traumatized the nation.
September 1991 – A Question Was Asked
Following a series of highly publicised sexual assault and murders in Toronto, three friends (Jack Layton, Ron Sluser, Michael Kaufman) were asked by their spouses: “Where are the men?” in regards to the fight to stop men’s violence against women. They began thinking about the question, and realised that something had to be done.
6 December 1991 – The Start of Something New
The White Ribbon Campaign was launched on the second anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Because the incident was something close to every Canadian’s heart, many people took action and joined the campaign. The Campaign encouraged men to wear white ribbons as a personal pledge that they will not excuse, ignore or commit violence against women.
6 weeks later – 1,000 men wore White Ribbons
One year later – 100,000 men wore White Ribbons
1999 – The United Nations declared 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The White Ribbon officially became the symbol for this cause, and was worn by people all over the world.
2003 – AWAM invited Dr. Michael Kaufman (one of the founders of the White Ribbon Campaign) to Malaysia for a series of workshops that encouraged men to help solve gender-based violence. Inspired by their experiences, these men decided that they too would join the fight and formed Man.V (Men’s Action Network to End Violence Against Women).
2004 - AWAM launched the White Ribbon Campaign in Malaysia, asking men of the public to pledge to never commit, condone or observe violence against women. As a result, AWAM established Men’s Action Network to End Violence against Women (MAN.V).
2013 – AWAM held the White Ribbon Run and Walk as a way to increase the Campaign’s visibility, and to get Malaysians to (literally) take their first step in ending men’s violence against women.
2016 – This is the fourth year AWAM is hosting the White Ribbon Run and Walk as one of the 60 countries taking part in the global White Ribbon Campaign.
Today – YOU sign up as a participant and rise as a supporter of the White Ribbon Campaign!
All You Need to Know About AWAM
The birth of AWAM
31 years ago (in 1985!), the Joint Action Group for Violence Against Women (JAG-VAW) came together to organise a historic workshop and exhibition on violence against women. The coalition came together as a response to the disregard Malaysian society had towards rape, domestic violence, negative media portrayal of women and more. They decided that the silence surrounding gender-based inequality had to be broken, successfully doing so through a two-day workshop that raised public awareness on things that had been previously considered “women’s issues”.
Several women’s rights organisations were born from this workshop, each working on different areas of advancing women’s rights in Malaysia. Of course, one of the organisations was the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM), focussing on public education and advocacy.
For the past three decades, we have been working tirelessly to advocate for and overcome gender-based inequality in Malaysia. Now, AWAM can proudly claim that we have brought about great positive change in the discourse regarding women’s rights. This includes significant law reforms (eg. Domestic Violence Act 1994, and inclusion of “gender” in Article 8 of the Federal Constitution in 2001). We have also expanded our work in women’s rights to take into account how the politicisation of ethnicity and religion affect gender inequality in the local context.
In 2013, AWAM, as part of JAG, received the United Nations Malaysia Award 2013 for Significant Contribution towards Malaysia’s Achievement of the Millennium Development Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women as recognition of our work.
What do we do?
AWAM currently accepts requests and invitations to conduct talks, seminars, workshops and exhibitions to increase awareness about gender inequality. Our training topics include rape awareness, anti-sexual harassment policy, gender sensitisation, women’s leadership and political participation etc, aiming to bring a positive change to local mindset. We also spread awareness through social media portals to reach a wider audience.
Counselling and Legal Information
We provide FREE counselling and legal information through our Telenita helpline or face-to-face to individuals irrespective of gender, suffering from gender-based violence and inequality (eg. domestic violence, discrimination and sexual assault). Through these services, we hope to help individuals in crises and break vicious cycles of gendered abuse.
Telenita Helpline: 03 - 7877 0224
AWAM also trains service providers who are the front-liners when it comes to dealing with survivors of violence. This includes the police, the one-stop crises centre (OSCC) at hospitals and new lawyers at the KL and Selangor Bar Committees, as part of a joint NGO-Legal Aid Clinic with State Bar Committees.
At policy-making level, AWAM lobbies for laws that reflect equal treatment and opportunities for all. We sometimes work towards this through our engagement with other NGO's under the JAG coalition.
What Can You Do?
Be a volunteer! It’s a wonderful way to show your support for the cause, give back to the community, and to have fun. As part of our Volunteer team, you will be working with event staff and other team members, taking on numerous roles on the day of the White Ribbon Run. These include:-
- Booth Assistant
- Distribution of medals and goodie bags
(Volunteers will receive one free 2015 T-shirt, free breakfast, and goodies bag)
Or donate to the campaign!
Help us keep our event costs low by donating to the campaign. The Run is part of AWAM’s fundraising drive to cover our yearly operational costs and we need your support to maintain the quality of our work. Donate by clicking this link: https://simplygiving.com/NonProfit/AWAM or bank-in your donation to Hong Leong Bank, account: 106-00-01265-6 (All Women's Action Society). Please scan us a copy of the transaction slip for accounting purposes.
For more information, please contact Lochna at 03-7877 4221 or email email@example.com.
Take the Pledge
If you believes that nobody should be attacked for their gender, take the pledge now!
How to Take A Pledge
- Grab a piece of paper and a marker pen.
- Write down why you believe men’s violence against women needs to end, and include the tag: #whiteribbonMY.
- Be creative! Decorate the page however you like, use different fonts and colours – or none at all. Feel free to let your personality show.
- Take a picture of yourself holding the paper.
- Post the picture on social media, tagging @AWAMMalaysia and #WRCMY in your post.
- Get your friends and family to do it too!