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Workout Against Violence Online Fitness Event

Society for Equality, Respect And Trust for All Sabah (SERATA) and Fitpro Empire is organizing an online fitness event called “Workout Against Violence”

Scheduled to be held on the 2nd of May at 4.45pm online on Zoom, the organizing of the event is led by Hasanal Hassan Alban, the Head Coach of Fitpro Empire.

“During this Movement Control Order (MCO), cases of domestic violence has been increasing. All though some women can be perpetrators, but it is a fact that most cases are perpetrated by men. This program is dedicated to helping survivors get back up and live their best lives,” according to Hasanal.

“As a man, I feel that it is our responsibility to lead in ending domestic violence by being positive role models,” he added.

Entry tickets to the event is by a minimum donation of RM10. Tickets can be purchased through http://t2u.asia/e/18511

All donations will be channeled towards the Seri Murni Crisis Centre. Seri Murni Crisis Centre provides services for women in crisis through a 24-hour helpline for emotional support and a temporary shelter to house unwed mothers or their families, rape survivors and women experiencing domestic violence.

“SERATA is proud to co-organize this event with Fitpro Empire, to raise awareness about domestic violence,” said Sabrina Aripen, founder of SERATA. “It is especially impactful as this event is led by men who truly believes in the cause.”

As an organization that promotes gender equality by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls, SERATA hopes that this event will be the catalyst to encourage more men and boys to lead the change in ending violence against women and achieve gender equality.

“We look forward to seeing more men and boys at this event as they hold the key to solving this issue,” said Sabrina. “We cannot truly achieve gender equality without the cooperation of the other half.”

The event will also feature special appearances by local celebrities, including Hazli Bojili (the 6pack Baker) and Amy Dangin, a popular KK12FM radio announcer.

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