19 Learn more about fem­i­nism in Malaysia

Time Out Kuala Lumpur - - Learn Something New -

So you know your bell hooks and suffragettes. But are you as fa­mil­iar with lo­cal na­tion­al­ists and fem­i­nists Khati­jah Sidek and Sham­siah Fakeh as you are with the for­mer? Well then, it’s about time to fo­cus on fem­i­nism in Malaysia, and maybe even take an ac­tive role in lo­cal fem­i­nist or­gan­i­sa­tions. A good place to start is the All Women’s Ac­tion So­ci­ety (AWAM). Founded in 1985, the NGO pro­vides train­ing and pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion cam­paigns on var­i­ous top­ics that in­clude women’s rights, gen­der­based vi­o­lence, lead­er­ship and ad­vo­cacy, and more, all with a Malaysian slant. à85 Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, PJ (03 7877 4221/www.awam.org.my).

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