Su-Lyn sent me news of an exciting upcoming writing workshop run by the Writers for Women's rights (WWRP) to be held between Nov 13th and 16th, 2008. The workshop basically empowers young women to speak out about their personal experiences. It also develops their understanding on gender and social justice issues, as well as sharpening their writing and analytical skills :
The Writers for Women's Rights Programme Call for Applications
Are you a young woman between the ages of 18 to 32? Are you interested in what's happening around you? Do you have a passion for writing? Do you want your voice heard in the mass media? Have you been thinking of getting involved in activism but not sure where to start?
If you are, then the Writers for Women's Rights Programme may be just what you have been looking for.
Organised by the All Women's Action Society (AWAM), the programme will help develop your understanding of gender and social justice issues, writing and analytical skills, and media relations.
If selected, you will attend a live-in workshop from the 13–16 November 2008, where you will receive training from experienced AWAM writers and trainers on those areas. You can look forward to connecting with a motley crew of inquisitive young women who are passionate about social justice and social transformation!
KEEN? Apply now!
Write or email a short statement (500 words) explaining why you are interested in the programme and what you hope to gain from it. Include a brief biodata or CV, write 'WWRP' as your subject heading and send it before 30th September to:
Snail mail: AWAM, 85 Jalan 21/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya (fax: 03-7874 3312)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants may be asked to attend an interview. Selected applicants will be notified by 15 October 2008.
Selected participants are required to pay a workshop registration fee: Students or unemployed: RM 50 Others: RM 100
If you need a waiver or a reduction of the fee, please write to us explaining your circumstances with your application. Waivers or reductions may be granted based on the discretion of the organizers.