Runway for a Reason

Posted on November 21, 2011

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Violence against women is a universal problem. However, it is far worse in developing countries where women have a much lower social status than men. From a health perspective, violence against women can lead to several adverse long-term effects ranging from psychological trauma, gynaecological disorders, unwanted pregnancies, premature labour and birth and increase in sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.[1]

Runway for a Reason is A Young UN Women and Perth Rotaract Fashion Fundraiser raising money to build a girl’s school in Uganda through Hope Uganda and to implement anti-violence programs in the Pacific through the Pacific Facility Fund. Such anti-violence programs empower women by helping them to understand their rights and the services available to them as victims of gender-based violence. Several designers will be on showcase including Bhalo, a Perth-based ethical fashion label that works with women in Bangladesh to create handmade garments.

Check out the Facebook page here for more details:

When: Friday, 25th November 2011
Where: Skatt, 165 Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Tickets: Early bird specials currently apply
$30 VIP seated tickets (strictly limited) or $25 otherwise. No door sales.

We have our tickets! See you there!

Reference

1. Australian aid: Eliminating violence against women. Canberra: AusAID 2005. Available here

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