Thursday, September 18, 2008

Writers for Women's Rights Wanted!

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:
advocacy-programs@awam.org.my

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.

5 comments:

tzeyeng said...

thanks for posting this! :) more info re the prog can be obtained at www.awam.org.my

btw - hello! i'm tze yeng, from awam. saw you at the SIS press conference when their book got banned, but was a lil shy to say hi.

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity, what rights do men have in this country have that women don't have?

bibliobibuli said...

tzeyeng - nice to meet you! next time say hello. will be delighted!

Anonymous said...

Okay so basically, you have to write a short statement, attend an interview AND pay money to attend.

I think I will open a restaurant. All diners should write or email a short statement (500 words) explaining why you are interested in eating here.

Applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

Selected applicants will be
notified by 15 October 2008.

Selected participants are also required to pay a table registration fee: Students or unemployed: RM 50 Others: RM 100.

I think it will be very successful, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

And why only womens between the age of 18 and 32 har? Thats mean an old aunty like me cans not attends ah? #$%^&!! So age-ist! No lespect for your olders!

:-)

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