Are you a young woman? Are you interested in writing and women's issues? If yes, read on!
Call for Applications for AWAM's Programme for Young Women Writers
About the All Women's Action Society (AWAM)
AWAM is one of the leading women's non-governmental organisations in Malaysia. Established in 1988, it has been at the forefront of national campaigns and initiatives to combat discrimination against women and to achieve greater legal protection of women and their rights. AWAM was, for example, one of the key organisations involved in campaigns which led to achievements such as the passing of the amendments to Malaysia's rape related laws in 1989, the enactment of the Domestic Violence Act in 1994 and the introduction of the Code of Practice on the Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (1999). In addition to its work on legal reform, AWAM does public education and trainings to raise awareness of women's and gender issues; and provides counselling, legal advice and other support services for women in crisis.
The Writers for Women's Rights Programme
The WWRP offers promising young women writers a unique opportunity to develop i) their understanding of gender and social justice issues, ii) their writing and analytical skills and iii) their understanding of media issues and their media relations skills and abilities.
This programme is open to women between the ages of 18 to 32. WWRP participants will attend a live-in workshop to be held on 22–25 November 2007, where they will receive training on these areas. Experienced AWAM writers and trainers will be available to guide them and help them get their work published in the media.
The registration fee to attend the workshop is as follows:
Students or unemployed RM 50
Others RM 100
This fee may be waived or reduced in the case of promising applicants who are facing financial hardship. Such applicants are required to submit an appeal letter explaining their circumstances along with their application materials.
Call for Applications
Those applying for the programme should write to or email AWAM providing a brief biodata or resumé of themselves, and a short statement (500 to 800 words) explaining why they are interested in participating in the programme and what they hope to gain from it. The deadline for applications is 2 November 2007.
Please write 'WWRP' as your subject heading and send applications to: Snail mail: AWAM, 85 Jalan 21/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya (fax: 03-7874 3312) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the selection process is extremely rigorous, and although participants will not be legally bound to AWAM in any way, preference will be given to applicants who have the potential to become involved with AWAM or social justice issues on some level after the workshop.
Applicants may be asked to attend an interview.
For more information, call AWAM's Media Officer, Petra, at 03-7877 4221 [Change country code ...] or email her at the address above.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
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