Media is an incredibly important tool in today’s society and, as such, has a huge impact on those who consume it. The ways in which it can affect the way we see ourselves as well as others are endless.
A recurring problem within the media industry is the lack of representation of minorities. Think about your favorite tv show or movie. Pick up a magazine. How many people identify as queer? How many people defy what’s seen as the “ideal” body size? How many people are from different ethnic backgrounds?
Join us at the AWAM Centre on Friday, August 21st @ 7pm for a discussion on representation of minorities in the media and what we can do to be more cognizant of what we’re watching and reading on a daily basis. #RepresentationMatters
RSVP with Yong Yi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 03-7877-4221 if you would like to join!
Registration for our White Ribbon Run 2015 is OFFICIALLY OPEN. Join us on November 22nd to mark your commitment to creating a safe, violence-free society for women and girls. #WhiteRibbonMY
SIGN UP TODAY @ http://tinyurl.com/whiteribbonMY
JOIN OUR EVENT PAGE @ https://goo.gl/qpiHby
The White Ribbon Campaign is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
Through the White Ribbon Campaign, AWAM hopes to provide a platform where men can break their silence and proactively engage on the issue of violence against women. AWAM believes that men and boys must be part of the solution to end gender-based violence.
Get excited! The AWAM Treasure Walk-a-Hunt is back for its 10th year! The theme of this year is “Gender Equality – Pace For Change”.
Details of the Walk-a-Hunt is as follows:
Date: 31 May 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 7am – 2pm
Venue: Viva Shopping Mall
We are giving away 4 sets of 4 Days 3 Nights Phuket – Krabi Cruise (for two persons) in an Oceanview Stateroom with Window onboard SuperStar Libra, and many more exciting prizes!
Gather your team mates and form a team of two to four individuals and you are eligible to enter. Registration fee is RM30/pax for students and RM60/pax for non-students.
Please note that this year’s Treasure Hunt will include a trip on the LRT.
It’s that time of the month again! AWAM will be hosting our April Feminist Friday discussion on the topic of “Sex Education“.
Details are as follows:
Date: 17 April 2015 (Friday)
Time: 7p.m. to 9p.m.
Venue: Forum 19, 1 Jalan 19/1B, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
If you would like to take part in this discussion session please RSVP via e-mail at (email@example.com) or call Yong Yi at 014 234 8198 by 16 April (Thursday) 5p.m..
This session is open to the public and we look forward to welcoming you at AWAM!
11 April 2015
2pm – 4pm
Forum 19, No.1 Jalan 19/1B Petaling Jaya
Organised by: All Women’s Action Society (AWAM)
AWAM has revived its Big Group Meetings (BGM)! These aim at enabling AWAM members to better understand and discuss or debate issues which we are currently working on or which affect our work. We kickoff our first BGM with the perennial hot potato; the subject of vernacular education and single-stream schools in Malaysia.
Topic: Is a single stream education system good for Malaysia?