Tan Chong Group Donates a Nissan Serena to Women’s Aid Organisation
Petaling Jaya, 21 February 2017: Violence against women is unfortunately still prevalent in todays’ modern society. Violence against women (VAW) is defined as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.
In September 1982, Women’s Aid Organisation, an independent, non-religious, non-governmental organisation, committed to confronting violence against women opened Malaysia’s first refuge offering shelter, telephone counselling and face-to face counselling. The refuge shelters mainly battered wives, unwed mothers, abused migrant women and trafficked women as well as children who come with their mothers.
Tan Chong admires both the efforts and commitment shown by WAO in assisting these mistreated women and their children. In line with Tan Chong Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility vision in supporting the development of both society and community, we recently donated a Nissan Serena S-Hybrid to the WAO as their mode of transportation in support of their movement initiatives.
This refurbished Nissan Serena S-Hybrid will serve as their main mode of transportation in sending the women and children to the police station, hospital, government agency and especially useful during an emergency. Aside from that, the vehicle would be of great use for their outdoor activities and events.
The handover ceremony was held at WAO‘s head office located at Section 14, Petaling Jaya. Tan Chong Group was led by Dato’ Philip Yew, while WAO was represented by their Executive Director, Ms. Sumitra Visvanathan.
Tan Chong Group is proud to join them in their mission of eliminating domestic violence and gender discrimination towards women and children.
(From left:) Ms. Yeow Ai Lin, Executive Committee Member of WAO, Ms. Vivian Yap, Projects Executive of WAO, Mr. Yu Ren Chung, Advocacy Manager of WAO, Ms. Sumitra Visvanathan, Executive Director of WAO and Dato’ Philip Yew, Consultant of TC Management Services Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
TAN CHONG GROUP DONATES A NISSAN SERENA TO WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION