“As some of you may know, Bullying is something that I dealt with for many years and have absolutely zero tolerance for. I will be working as an ambassador for pink shirt day organization, promoting anti-bullying across Canada and the rest of the world”.
This was Miss Universe Canada Sahar Biniaz’ statement after taking part in a small candlelight vigil she organized while in Nicaragua, during her participation in Fashion 4 Smiles with the aid of other Miss universe 2012 contestants.
Amanda Michelle todd was a 15-year old teenager from Port Coquitlam (British Columbia), Canada, whose suicide was attributed to cyber-bullying through Facebook.
Christy Clark, the Premier of British Columbia made an online statement suggesting a national discussion should be made about criminalizing cyber-bullying.
Sahar also hails from British Columbia and experienced the effects of bullying during her younger years. Helping the victims and preventing others to incur in this dangerous behavior is something that she holds close to her heart.