OUR STORY

AWAM was born in the midst of women finding their voices and coming together to advocate for change. This is the story of AWAM – and the journey of the past 30 years of building a movement in Malaysia.

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What we do

AWAM’s work is focused on combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) such as rape, sexual harassment and domestic violence and promoting gender equality. We carry out public education and training, provide free counselling and legal information services and work on public policy and advocacy in order to make Malaysia a country that is safe for women, in every sense of the word.

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our partners

AWAM’s work is ultimately about movement building. For this purpose, strategic partnerships with like-minded human-rights organizations is crucial. At the moment, AWAM is either an affiliate or a member organization of seven other civil-society organizations (CSOs).

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