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It's a great success!

Today on the February 7th, one hundred and fifty youth volunteers successfully initiated a campaign called WHISTLE FOR HELP.. The campaign was organized by very enthusiastic fifteen committee members after they heard over one hundred stories from women and girls who were the victims for once or more on the busses and most of them stayed silent during the harassment. The objective of the campaign was to fight against the sexual harassment against women on the bus, which is a big common issue in big cities and small towns. The youth volunteers who were wearing campaign T-shirts gathered at crowded bus stops in Yangon and passed the whistles and leaflets to commuters, men and women. On the back of the T-shirts the message ‘ STOP sexual harassment against women on the bus !‘ was printed and the campaign slogan ‘WHISTLE FOR HELP’ was designed on the front of the T-shirts. The leaflet suggests women to the whistle if someone commits sexual harassment on the bus and also suggests other people to help the woman when she blows the whistle. Some volunteers took the buses and passed the whistles and the leaflets to the passengers on the ride .

This very fist campaign could attract people's interest so much that many people asked the campaign for contact for next campaigns and to extend the campaigns in other places. Some bus drivers and fare collectors happily helped the campaign by separating the whistle strings from the knots. A man who visited to Yangon asked a whistle and a leaflet and said he wanted to do the same campaign in his native town. Many people told that this kind of campaign is highly recommended in various places to fight the harassment. Five foreign tourists also asked five whistles after they knew about the campaign.

NI NI AYE
VOF 2010

Comments

Stella Paul's picture

How nice!

Dear Ni Ni Aye

Its great to hear you after a long time and that too, such positive news! Wishing the campaign more success in future. You are indeed doing a great job!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

NI NI AYE's picture

Thank you Stella

Hi Stella
So glad to see you again and thank you so much for your kind wish. We are thinking to continue and extend the campaign now. I am also trying to spend more time to write. Talk to you later.

Lots of love

NI NI

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rozjean's picture

Wonderful Idea

Hi Old Friend,
It is so good to hear your voice. I have been thinking a lot about you lately, especially after hearing that the political situation is getting better. That made me very happy. I think the whistle blowing campaign is a wonderful idea; I hope it spreads all over Myanmar and that it has a positive impact on reducing sexual harassment.
Warm wishes,
Roz

NI NI AYE's picture

Thank you so much!

Hi my beloved friend
I am do glad to see you again and thank you so much for your praise. I am also happy to see the better situation in Myanmar ' but I am also watching the changes for long terms or something else . We will know the answer after the bi-election to see how much power the winner candidates can hold in congress . Millions of people are pro-Aung San Suu Kyi and we are looking forward to see in the congress soon .I am trying to write about the changes too.
I I also ;appreciate your praise fpr our campaign 'Whistle for Help' We are distributing the more and more whistles on Tuesday and it really works. Many people know about it and we are planing to extend it.

Love and hug

NI NI

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