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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!
#HentikanRogol

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.

New Workshop for Young Malaysian Women

16-17 & 23-24 August 2014
Half-Day Sessions, 8:30AM – 1:00PM
AWAM Centre
Application Form: http://bit.ly/1tYr6ZQ (by 1 Aug)

AWAM proudly presents our latest workshop for young Malaysian women between the ages of 18-25.

As a country blessed with a rich diversity of peoples, Malaysia is multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious. However, today, we see the use of ethnicity and religion to justify violence, discrimination and the violation of human rights.

This has caused deep divisions and tensions in society.

Women and girls are increasingly facing pressure to behave or dress in particular ways, in the name of culture or religion. Even though these arguments, in reality, have very little to do with either culture or religion, it is difficult to challenge opinions that are declared in the name of the Divine.

What is the future we see for our nation and for women in Malaysia?

The workshop will explore the following questions:
>>> What does it mean to celebrate diversity?
>>> How does prejudice lead to discrimination?
>>> What does it mean to have power and who has this privilege?
>>> How have ethnicity and religion been politicised in Malaysia?
>>> How do all of these affect women and girls?
>>> How can we build a more just and equal Malaysia together?

The workshop uses a range of fun yet thought-provoking activities and formats. It will guide participants in examining their own perceptions and values, and to critically analyse issues on ethnicity, religion and gender in Malaysia today.

Through this workshop, we will collectively re-imagine a different kind of Malaysia. One that is based on respect, non-violence, and non-discrimination. A Malaysia which embraces diversity.

APPLY TODAY!
Deadline 1 August 2014
Limited to 20 participants. Applicants will be confirmed via email within a week or so.

Contact Aisyah for more information
EMAIL: comm.programs.awam [at] gmail.com
TEL: 7877 4221

Want to be part of AWAM’s Staff?

AWAM is seeking new talents to join our dynamic and driven team, passionate about creating a just and equitable society.

Candidates who have worked with non-governmental organisations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Assistant Finance & Admin Officer
Click here for the full description & application instructions

Key responsibilities:
1. Provide administrative support to the Finance & Admin, Assistant Manager in the day-to-day running of the office and ensuring that they are in line with the AWAM’s principles, policies and objectives.
2. Responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination and logistics of the AWAM Centre.
3. Provide support to ensure the successful management and implementation of fundraising events and ad-hoc events.
4. Offer administrative support to the different priority areas.

Information Communications Officer
Click here for the full description & application instructions

Key responsibilities:
1. Media and Publicity
2. Publications: Coordinate the production of AWAM’s publications, including the annual report, monthly newsletters to members and programme/organisational brochures. Where required, to edit reports, articles and proposals for clarity.
3. Social Media: Coordinate AWAM’s social media platforms, including facebook, twitter and youtube. This includes posting information related to AWAM’s work on the social media platforms and engaging with users.
4. Website: Update and maintain AWAM’s website, including writing and uploading relevant content on the website.
5. Resource Library: Maintain AWAM’s library by ensuring that books are entered into the e-database, coordinate purchase of books, and ensuring the library is kept in order.
6. Branding: Coordinate projects that deal with AWAM’s overall brand and image. This includes short films/documentaries, logo development etc.
7. Research: Research on issues relevant to AWAM’s work for the development of press releases, and other written communications products.
8. Advocacy: Produce AWAM position statements on key advocacy issues; Building and strengthening of relationships with state and non-state actors in advancing AWAM’s advocacy work; Assist in the planning and coordination of advocacy campaigns.
9. Assist in the coordination of any other campaigns/events as necessary.

AWAM’s Treasure Walk-a-Hunt is back for its 9th year!

10 August 2014
7:00a.m.
Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya
Registration: RM60 per pax
#TEAMUPAWAM

AWAM proudly presents you the 9th Charity Treasure Walk-a-Hunt.
This year we are going to “Team Up for A Difference”.

Many times, individuals who face violence suffer alone. It is often the pain of a person but it takes a team effort in order to alleviate the pain and make a difference in a person’s live. By working together on the issue of violence against women together, we create a louder voice.

We are giving away 4 sets of 4 Days 3 Nights Krabi – Phuket Cruise (for two persons) in an Oceanview Stateroom with Window onboard SuperStar Libra as lucky draw prizes! Sign up now and for a chance to win this grand prize.

Gather your team mates and form a team of two to four individuals and you are eligible to enter!

To sign up, kindly follow these steps:
a) Download the entry form here
b) Fill up the form and e-mail it to us at allwomensactionsociety[@]gmail.com
c) Make your payment (see the following instructions)

Payment Options:

i) Send a bankers draft or cheque made payable to “All Women’s Action Society (AWAM)” to us at 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.

To help us raise funds, kindly click here.
For more information kindly contact us at 03 7877 4221 or e-mail us at allwomensactionsociety[@]gmail.com