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White Ribbon Campaign 2014 Pledges

AWAM’s White Ribbon Campaign is back! Want to be part of our Facebook pledge album? Feel free to print out any of the pledges below, take a photo of yourself holding it, and send it in to us! Alternatively, you can also write your own personal pledges!

Join us in our campaign to end violence against women and help share these pledges with all the boys and men in your lives!

Photos can be sent to Evie at infocom.awam@gmail.com with the title ‘White Ribbon Campaign Pledges’.

White Ribbon Workshop 2014

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                   STOPPING THE VIOLENCE, BREAKING THE SILENCE

The All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) invites you to a workshop for men and boys who want to be part of the solution to end violence against women and girls.

The issue of violence against women and girls is a human rights issue that concerns all of us. At the workshop, we will explore the issues surrounding violence against women, and what men and boys can do as White Ribbon Advocates.

We encourage all Malaysians to get involved. Together, we can break the silence and end the violence.

Please circulate this call to action widely.

Registration:
Register by 17 October 2014 (Friday) by filling out this form (WRC- Workshop Application Form) and emailing it to Timothy at gbv.programs.awam@gmail.com or call us at 7877 4221 for further information

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.

White Ribbon Campaign: Run and Walk 2014

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JOIN US ON DECEMBER 7TH 2014 @ PADANG MERBOK!

After months of anticipation, the White Ribbon Campaign Run & Walk is open for registration! Sign up NOW at http://www.myraceonline.com/

Alternately, you may register OFFLINE. To sign up, kindly follow these steps:

a) Download the entry form via our website:
EntryFormWRC2014 (Group) ||  EntryFormWRC2014 (Individual) ]

b) Fill up the form and e-mail it to us at allwomensactionsociety@gmail.com

c) Make your payment either through cheque or direct bank-in deposit.

Payment Options & Instructions:
i) Send a bankers draft or cheque made payable to “All Women’s Action Society (AWAM)” to our address:
85, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

ii) Do a direct bank-in to our account number 106-00-01265-6 at Hong Leong Bank Berhad (Bank address: Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya; Swift Code: HLBBMYKL).
Please fax the bank-in slip to us at 03-7874 3312, along with your contact details after the payment has been made, or email the above to finance-admin@awam.org.my.

We will process your entry form upon receiving your payment.

Violence is never a choice a man should make. This campaign aims to bring men and boys together to put an end to violence against women and girls. Make a stand never to commit, condone or be silent when it comes to violence against women and girls today!
Details are as follows:
Date: 7 December 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 7:00AM.
Venue: Padang Merbok
Registration fee: RM45.00

If you have any queries, please do call Yong Yi (AWAM) at 03 7877 4221 or e-mail to allwomensactionsociety@gmail.com

Hentikan Rogol: Aku Kisah!

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Two girls gang-raped by a large group of men in Kelantan. Six soldiers remanded over the alleged rape of a child in Johor. 13-year-old girl reportedly raped, then assaulted by the alleged rapist’s wife.

These are just three of the many horrendous incidents that have surfaced in the media recently. In turn, they are a fraction of the actual number of rape cases that occur.

How much more must we put up with? We’ve had enough! it’s time for each of us to act.

Police. Courts. Society. Parliament. Media. ME. We are all responsible. Stopping sexual violence starts with me.

Join the Citizens Against Rape for a nationwide public action. This initiative is open to all. It aims to raise public awareness and support for an end to rape; and to demand for state accountability to effectively address sexual violence. For details, see below.

Show that you care. Get your friends and family involved. On these days of public action, we hope to see communities that refuse to turn a blind eye to rape.

Hentikan rogol: Aku kisah!
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Ipoh, Perak
Time and date: 3pm, 23rd August 2014
Venue: Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre (opposite Sam Tet School)
Contact details: PWW (perakwomenforwomen@gmail.com; 05-5469715)
Action: Gathering, short walk, One Billion Rising dance

Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Time and date: 7:45pm, 23rd August 2014
Venue: Sogo, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur
Contact details: AWAM (03-7877 4221) and WAO (03-7957 5636)
Action: Street theatre, walk to Dataran Merdeka, candlelight vigil
Bring your own candles/lighter/torchlight!

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Time and date: 5pm, 23rd August 2014
Venue: Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu
Contact details: SAWO (088-269291)
Action: Booth, run, candlelight vigil
Bring your own candles/lighter/torchlight!

Marudi, Sarawak
Time and date: 4pm, 23rd August 2014
Venue: Marudi
Contact person: Hellan, Borneo Resources Institute Malaysia (BRIMAS), 014 594 9945
Action: Gathering, candlelight vigil, placard messages.

Events are being planned in other venues as well. To find out if there is a ‘Hentikan Rogol’ event near you, contact us at AWAM (03-7877 4221) or WAO (03-7957 5636).

 

A new camp for feminists & advocates for gender equality!

30 August to 1 September 2014
Location/Venue TBA
Registration Form: http://bit.ly/1p1JYSl

Katak di bawah tempurung no more! Exploring Feminism in Malaysia
Do you have a stirring to start a conversation about the things we don’t talk enough about? Perhaps its feminism, or equality, or how we treat marginalised members of our society. Whatever it may be, this is one conversation that you want to come to. Bring your issues, concerns and passions.

The RM120 fee include transport, lodging and meals. Join us for a three-day two-night Feminist Camp as we discuss, talk, laugh, muse, ponder and cry our way through these issues.

You can also Sponsor-A-Sister for a pledged amount. We offer financial scholarships on a needs basis for this programme. For those who require financial assistance, please contact Yong Yi at 03 7877 4221 or e-mail training.programs.awam[@]gmail.com.