Fitness challenge will raise awareness of family violence


The Guam Family Justice Center Alliance wants the island community to participate in a 28-day fitness challenge to raise awareness of family violence.

The center partnered with the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence for “Strides, Rise, and Steps Against Family Violence”.

In order to do the challenge, Vice President Monique Baza says participants must dedicate a portion or an entire workout session to raise awareness on family violence.

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Much like the 22 push-up challenge for suicide awareness, the activity could be a workout for 28 minutes, a 28-minute run, or a 28-day meditation at 28 minutes per session. The number 28 is used to symbolize the 28 victims on Guam who died from family violence.

In order to adhere to PCOR1 social distancing protocols, Baza says she came up with the idea of doing the fitness challenge at home and to post them on social media with the hashtags #action4awarenessGU, #empowerhour, #gfjca, and #GCASAFV.

Check out the Guam Family Justice Center Alliance’s Facebook page for more information and to show your support.