break the silence


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break the silence

1. To make noise when it is otherwise silent. OK, I'll break the silence—what are we going to do to fix this problem? I was enjoying a jog when that car horn broke the silence and startled me.
2. To voice an opinion or comment on something after initially avoiding doing so. It took days, but the mayor has finally broken the silence on the scandal at city hall.
See also: break, silence

break the silence

to make a noise interrupting a period of silence. The wind broke the silence by blowing the door closed.
See also: break, silence
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By hosting a coffee morning during our break the silence campaign, you can help to raise vital awareness whilst spending quality time with family, friends or colleagues.
Dr Clea Harmer, chief executive at Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity), said: "I'd like to thank Nicola Sturgeon for helping us to break the silence surrounding baby loss.
The journey has not been easy, but with hope, Abdulkadir sees a near future where religious leaders (both imams and pastors) will also take up the campaign to break the silence on FGM.
"To stand up to it we must all break the silence that allows these people to get away with it.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 2 November 2017: Young Egyptian Ally Salama launched a mental health awareness movement in Egypt called "Break the Silence" through social media platforms.
In its weekly report, it explained that Rabbi Shlomo Mlmad, the chairman of the so-called Council of Rabbis in West Bank settlements, called on settlers to poison Palestinians through their water, which came to light by the Israeli organization 'Break the Silence'.
"By joining together on one day we can break the silence that often surrounds mental health and show that talking about this once-taboo issue doesn't need to be difficult.
The program has also increasingly looked into the need for working with actors who do not have a gender-specific focus and mandate in order to break the silence on GBV.
It is important to break the silence in fight against sexual violence, she said.
As a first time attendee, I am anxious to find innovative ways to help break the silence inside and outside my community.
Summary: Civil society groups, lawyers and the government must work together to break the silence surrounding domestic violence, a leading Arab-American social worker said Friday.
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Thus, we should treat each other with mutual care and respect, regardless of social status, faith, gender or life style," he said: "We are striving to break the silence and emphasize that God does not discriminate between those who are HIV positive and those who are HIV negative."
He's become a kind of poster boy for a gay rights movement that just seven years ago was virtually nonexistent, and he hopes his battle will demonstrate the power of one voice to break the silence that breeds discrimination.