Women In The Outbreak Of A Global Pandemic (Part 2 – IWD 2021)

The Perak Women for Women Society has played a vital role in shaping and molding the well-being of girls and women around Perak ( and in as far as their advocacy can reach). With the outbreak of a global pandemic, PWW once again proved to the people of Perak (Malaysia), that they are truly capable of helping women not only in terms of their struggles and battles but even when they combat the effects of Covid – 19.

PWW has made several remarkable and successful projects over the years to help victims of abuse and violence.

PWW is composed of amazing women who devoted their time and services for free to serve and help.

With Covid – 19, PWW launched its newest project last August 2020 called the “Food Pantry program”,”, which aimed to provide necessities to families affected by the outbreak of a global pandemic. PWW co-founder Yip Siew Keen said the organization had been deluged with calls from the people asking for help following the MCO.

They formed a committee, led by their president Sumathi Sivamany.
It started with perishable food, dry food, and toiletries. Until donations came pouring in that they slowly made additional items in the food pantry.
As long as there are donations, the program, will continue. PWW welcomes the donation of items such as rice, biscuits, bread, spices, cooking oil, milk powder, and dried goods.
The PWW shop is located at Market Street in Ipoh. For details, contact PWW at 011-65569715.

Amidst COVID – 19, PWW stood still, stronger as ever.

PWW is just an example of empowered women, facing Covid – 19 bravely.

As we celebrate Women’s Day, let us take a moment to salute the courageous women in our lives; our mothers, our sisters, our friends, our cousins, our aunts, our relatives, our lady government officials, and with Covid – 19, a double salute to our brave women frontliners – doctors, nurses, medical staff and our police officers.

How have women coped so far?

With a surge in the number of domestic violence cases and other forms of violence on women during the lockdown, women around the world are compelled to come up with the necessary guidelines to survive the abuse of any form.

Victims of abuse typically go through life feeling isolated, powerless, and hopeless. Victims need to know that they may be suffering through undue violence, but they are not alone. There are various ways that a victim can reach out for support and seek help, and their answer for relief is very near.

The immediate and first response that is always suggested to women experiencing abuse in their homes, or their workplace, or even individual instances of assault or abuse is to REPORT IT to the concerned authorities. While this is a difficult step to take, in the scenario that abuse is threatening the safety, security and is dangerous to the life of the women and children involved- the highest recommendation is to report the abuse.

Staying healthy amidst the lockdown is also another great concern, and it does not only mean having a gym membership. Women can think about some ways; they can adopt to help themselves feel rejuvenated, fresh, and calm.

They can follow a healthy diet, r, read the FACTS of COVID-19 and remain safe at this time.

They can also start and practice meditation and mindfulness to move their body, staying active helps to refocus their body and mind.

Women can also find ways to be connected and in touch with their friends, relatives, and everyone else outside their homes. Connection with others is essential to their well-being.

Many of them are feeling the effects of social distancing. They can list people who they can call, text, video chat, or write now and then. They can use technology like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or other video calling platforms. This can give them face-to-face time and can help maintain or strengthen relationships.

Together, we can!!!

Happy International Women’s Day 2021!!!

(photos from PWW FB page)



Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at www.michnavs.wordpress.com, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

27 thoughts on “Women In The Outbreak Of A Global Pandemic (Part 2 – IWD 2021)

  1. This is SO wonderful and SO important, SweetMich!
    Happy International Women’s Day to you, the women in your life, to women all around the world! Many amazing women who keep our world running. 🙂
    YOU are a women who influences and inspires the world in positive ways! Thank you!!! 🙂


  2. A great piece for IWD 2021 Mich! It’s always always important to share information about what do, where to go and how people can get involved. Let me salute to the courageous women with you.


    1. Hey, wow…so happy to see you here…stay safe and keep safe always…happy IWD and to all the amazing women in your life and to that one woman we both know and will surely miss a lot…happy IWD💕🥂


  3. What an inspiring project! Thank you for alerting the world to this group. Women need support and assistance to face difficult situations. I used to volunteer with a victims assistance program locally – so many sad stories.


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