Feminist Friday Is Back!

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AWAM will be hosting its first Feminist Friday of the year on the topic, “The Emotional Woman: Myth, Reality or Pathology?”

Details are as follows:
“Women are emotional, men are rational.” Women make decisions by appealing to their emotions instead of logic. Their abilities are dictated by menstrual cycles and hormones. Women are too sensitive. Women are Crazy.

These are established assumptions that have been circulated in society and passed through generations, to the point where they are perceived and accepted as facts. They are further used to justify barring women from positions of power, or to invalidate their opinions and experiences. Does societal normalisation of ‘The Emotional Woman’ impact women’s access to healthcare or their due process in the criminal justice system? Should women distance themselves from the figure of ‘The Emotional Woman’? How should women navigative themselves in this modern world?

Join us this Friday, 26th February 2016, 8 pm in the AWAM office to share your thoughts about the topic!

Please contact Yong Yi (03 7877 4221 or by Thursday, 25 February 2016, 5PM, if you would like to attend.

AWAM’s Feminist Camp 2016: The Katak Is Back!


29th – 31st January 2015
Location: Port Dickson
Registration Form:


Join us for a three-day two-night AWAM Feminist Camp (29 to 31 January 2016) in Port Dickson where we create an open space to discuss, share experiences, push the boundaries of our understanding, laugh, muse, ponder and cry our way through these issues!

The RM180 fee includes transport, lodging and meals. The fee for those without an income is RM 140/-

AWAM’s 16 Days of Activism Workshop: What’s The Story With Power And Violence?


Join AWAM’s workshop in conjunction with the 16 Days of Activism THIS SATURDAY, December 5th!

Topic: What’s the story with Power and Violence? – Linking Power and Gender-Based Violence
Date: 5th December 2015
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm
Venue: CCM (26, Jalan Universiti, Pjs 11, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia) -Opposite University Hospital

We’ll be exploring the idea of power, intersectionality and gender-based violence.

White Ribbon Public Forum

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AWAM’s White Ribbon Campaign is back and this year we will be kicking off the campaign with the White Ribbon Public Forum which is intended as a space for discussion and dialogue between men and boys.

As this campaign calls on men and boys to stand up against violence against women, our speakers will provide their insights, as men who represent different aspects of society – art, music, law, and the social sciences.

The details of the White Ribbon Forum are as follows:
Date: 5th September 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 9:15am to 11:30am
Venue: MIEA Training Room
(Unit C-26-97), Level 7, Blk C, 3 Two Square, No.2, Jln 19/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya

AWAM invites you to be the voice of change and end violence against women. To register, click here.