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AWAM’s Feminist Camp is BACK

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Stories are important. They shape our worldviews and form our identities. Stories highlight, challenge and illuminate the humanity behind the human beings. The third AWAM Feminist Camp returns in 2017 with the theme “Feminis Buatan Malaysia : Reclaiming Narratives of Our Own”.

Have you ever wondered what feminism looks like in Malaysia, or curious about the feminist movement in the local context?
Have you longed to have make connections and have meaningful conversations with people that are as curious and passionate about feminism, social justice, the state of our country and the world as you are?

Are you willing to have your views challenged and listen to a diversity of perspectives on the topics that you care about?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this weekend of flowing conversations is one you don’t want to miss! Bring your issues, concerns and passions and be prepared for the kind of deep sharing and engagement you’ve been longing for.
Join us for a three-days two-nights AWAM Feminist Camp where we create an open space to discuss, share experiences, push the boundaries of our understanding and together, reclaim narratives of our own.

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

REGISTER TODAY @ tinyurl.com/femkem2017

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

AWAM’s White Ribbon Run IS BACK!

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Registration for our White Ribbon Run 2016 is OFFICIALLY OPEN. Join us on November 27th to mark your commitment to creating a safe, violence-free society for women and girls. ‪#‎WhiteRibbonMY‬

SIGN UP TODAY @ http://tinyurl.com/whiteribbon2016
JOIN OUR EVENT PAGE @ https://www.facebook.com/awam.wrc

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.

For more information, please contact Lochna at 03-7877-4221 or fundraising.awam@gmail.com

Feminist Friday #6: “I’m Not Like Other Girls” – Dissecting Internalised Sexism

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“I don’t like that movie, it’s a chick flick.”

“Ew! Pink is so girly!”

“I don’t wear make up. I like being real.”

Heard statements like this before?

When we think of sexism, we often think about how external factors oppress women. However, we don’t realise the role that we ourselves may play in perpetuating sexist messages and stereotypes.

Can women be sexist to other women? How does it affect the way we perceive each other?

Join Tara and Evie on 19th August (Friday) 8.00 – 10.00 pm at AWAM Centre for an interactive and open discussion on internalised sexism and the ways in which we can address and deal with it.

RSVP to Yong Yi at gbv.programs.awam[at]gmail.com by 18 June 2016 (Thursday).

For a more conducive discussion, there will be a cut off time of 8.30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

White Ribbon Public Forum 2016

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The White Ribbon Public Forum is makes a SEQUEL! Last year, we talked about ‘Power, Privilege and Permission’, especially in the ways that social norms and structures place women in a vulnerable position to violence, abuse and discrimination.

This year, we will be talking about Gender-based Violence and Gender Equality. The UN coined the term ‘planet 50-50′ to talk about gender equality. Another statistic suggested that Gender INequality is costing the world economy trillions in USD. But the question that AWAM wants to discuss is: How does gender equality impact YOU?

To find out, join us at the the White Ribbon Public Forum:tinyurl.com/whiteribbonforum16

Malaysia: Impian Wanita Hari Ini

 

 

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The 31st August and 16th September are important dates for Malaysians – these are the dates that we remember and celebrate our nation, and to reflect upon what it means to be citizens and members of a nation that was founded to be democratic, diversive, progressive, moderate and just.

However, our dreams of such a nation seem just that – a dream.

Are you tired of the spiraling state of this nation? Are you needing a deep, rich conversation with others like you who hold a feminist version of a just and truly democratic society?

AWAM’s Membership Development Committee is hosting a one-day Open Space event to create space for the sort of conversations you long to have.

Join us at the PJ Community Library on 20 August 2016, from 9AM to 5:30PM (Registration starts at 8:30AM) to engage in high-participatory conversations about The Malaysia Women Dream of.

Register before the 16th August 2016 @ tinyurl.com/awamost2016