The Perak Women for Women Society

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Perak Women For Women Society (PWW)

Perak Women for Women Society, Perak, Malaysia, NGO for women rights and social welfare

Contact details

Address: No. 52 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 31400 Ipoh
Tel/Fax : 05-5469715

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Ten years ago, two ladies, practising gynaecologist Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar and Yip Siew Keen, saw the need to start a service to help women in crisis in Perak.

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Ten years ago, two ladies, practising gynaecologist Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar and Yip Siew Keen, saw the need to start a service to help women in crisis in Perak. This need resulted in the birth of Perak Women For Women Society (PWW), an apolitical, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, whose objectives are to:

  • offer emotional and social support to women and their children, who suffer from mental, physical and/or sexual abuse,
  • provide temporary refuge services to such women and children,
  • undertake and advocate the eradication of factors that contribute to the inequality and subordination of women through law, policy and institutional reforms, and
  • create awareness and better understanding among individuals, the public and relevant agencies, on issues of violence against women and the underlying inequalities.

Coming of Age for PWW
| March 16, 2013 |

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2013: 1 Billion Rising

Perak Women for Women Society: ‘Walk the Talk – Stop Violence Against Women’ in Ipoh, Tuesday, 27 November 2012

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Representing PWW at the UN Malaysia Award 2013 for Significant Contribution towards Malaysia’s Achievement of the Millennium Development Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women.

The award was presented today in conjunction with the Commemoration of the UN Day 2013 — at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur.

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Mangaleswary Ponnampalam shared Perak Women For Women Society (PWW)‘s photo.
The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG), which is a coalition of 9 women’s NGOs in Malaysia, has been awarded the United Nations award for promoting gender equality and empowering women.

The 9 women’s NGOs in JAG are:

Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)
All Women’s Action Society (AWAM)
Perak Women for Women Society (PWW)
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)
Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor (PSWS)
Sabah Women’s Action Resource Group (SAWO)
Sisters in Islam (SIS)
Women’s Centre for Change, Penang (WCC)
Tenaganita

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WORKSHOP ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) will be organising the Perak State level ‘Workshop on Domestic Violence’ in collaboration with the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) on 7th Sept 2013 at Hotel Impiana Ipoh, from 9am -1.00pm.This Workshop is fully sponsored by KL SOGO, and it will be graced by reigning Mrs.Universe, Ms. Carol Lee, as a representative of KL SOGO.This Workshop is open to participants from the various NGOs in Perak and also members of the public, who want to know more about the issues and laws related to Domestic Violence, with special emphasis on the handling of victims of Domestic Violence.Registration is free. Please call PWW at 05-546 9715 to register.

The 2nd seminar for the ‘Nationwide Campaign Against Domestic Violence’ will be in Ipoh, Perak, on the 7th of September, at 9am, at Impiana Hotel. Anyone can join (to be an Advocator, a victim of domestic violence or just curious). It’s fully sponsored by KL SOGO. For those who are interested to join, please call 03-78774221. Look forward to seeing you there…

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Do not miss out this “A MANY-SPLENDOURED NITE” with SHEILA MAJID.
Get your tickets now!!

Come share a happy occasion with us

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PWW will be here at Mydin Hypermarket Meru Raya Ipoh
for IWD 2013 – Sunday 10th March 2013. 10am to 6 pm

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Liked · 2 hours ago near Tambun

One Billion Rising in Mydin Meru Raya
Come celebrate IWD 2013 on 10th Mar. Lots
of fun and activities for everyone!! Do not miss out

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VENUE: MYDIN SUPERMARKET, MERU

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Malay Mail

Preschool classes for orang asli

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 – 11:21
Location:
TAPAH

 

PWW SOCIETYSTARTING THEM YOUNG: Mangaleswary with children from Kampung

THE Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) is reaching out to orang asli children living in the interior here with weekly preschool classes.

It kicked off the project with Saturday classes for 50 children from Kampung Orang Asli Pos Woh. Members and volunteers

travelled 80km from Ipoh bringing along whiteboards, marker pens and worksheets, said the society’s presidentelect, P. Mangaleswary.

The teacher-turned-lawyer and social volunteer said the project was to uplift the living standard of the orang asli.

She said education for the young was the best way to integrate them with other communities in future.

“The older children will be given tuition on English,” she said. Mangaleswary said the society planned to increase the number of preschool class days once it had more resources.

Preschool classes for orang asli

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Perak Women for Women Society: 2nd Trip to The Pos Woh Orang Asli Village (Saturday, 2 February 2013)

Pre school programme for the OA children
The Perak Women For Women Society (PWW) made their second trip to the Pos Woh Orang Asli village on Saturday, 2/2/2013 to continue with their preschool programme for the Orang Asli children there.The PWW members were joined by volunteers, Prema Sankara Narayana, a lecturer with Kolej Matrikulasi in Gopeng, and her daughter, Praseetha Naidu, a studet at UTAR, Kampar.The children turned up early and were all eager to start. They had a fun play and learn session with games and group activities.As some older children attending primary school had, the previous week, asked for some coaching to prepare for the UPSR, we asked them to come this week. All in, 12 boys and girls aged 10-12 years turned up for the UPSR tuition!As the dropout rate among the Orang Asli children is high after primary school, mainly because they have no access to tuition and hence do not do well in UPSR, the PWW President Dr.Sharifah Halimah Jaafar
has encouraged members and volunteers to also try and provide the older children tuition for their UPSR subjects. We have started this tuition and hope to continue with it together with the Preschool Project.Those who would like to volunteer for the Preschool Project and/or to give tuition to the older children for their UPSR, please contact the PWW secretary, Ms Yip Siew Keen by phone at 05-5469715 or by email : perakwomenforwomen@gmail.comThank you.P.S. Photos courtesy of Praseetha Naiduahagaeadac

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A write up in Ipoh Echo of 1-15 Feb 2013
by S SundralingamThe Orang Asli Preschool ProjectRecently Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) embarked on its Orang Asli Preschool Project at the Pos Woh village, Tapah. This preschool project came into fruition to provide these indigenous children who are marginalised and are unable to identify alphabets and numbers, an avenue to cope with formal education. Many of these children miss schooling not because there are no schools
in this area but simply due to factors like poverty, transportation woes and the lack of interest in education.This PWW’s preschool project program aims to help children to master six key learning components: language, communication, cognitive development, morale, spirituality, creativity and social-emotional development. Language skills are given particular emphasis, as it enables children to develop their ability to think, understand concepts, imagine and communicate effectively. The classes also involve activities such as, singing, colouring and fun activities.During registration day, PWW received good response with 53 children from Pos Woh village, and some as young as four years old. PWW intends to run this programme weekly, therefore, for those keen to volunteer or donate in the form of books, stationery,
clothing for the indigenous community, please reach PWW at 05-5469715.

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Mangaleswary Ponnampalam

Tuesday, 29 January 2012
1.45pm

FAIEH Training:A ‘First Aider in Every Home’ (FAIEH) Training, organised by the Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) and conducted by Trainers from The Malaysian Red Crescent Society, Perak Branch, was held today (28.1.2013) at the Red Crescent Hostel Hall in Ipoh from 8am – 5pm.This one day FAIEH Training drew about 80 participants who were trained by three Trainers, Mr.Ng, Mr Albert Quah and Mr. Perumal on how to give First Aid to casualities of accidents and emergencies before they can be taken to hospitals for medical care. The participants were taught First Aid Theory and later they were trained on how to bandage cuts and wounds, manage fractures and sports injuries. The most challenging part was learning to do CPR on a dummy.It was a very valuable empowerment for the participants who ranged from teenagers, young adults, parents, teachers of daycare and the handicapped, as well as those taking care of the elderly.
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THE ORANG ASLI PRESCHOOL PROJECT

The Perak Women for Women Society Orang Asli Preschool Project yesterday, Saturday 26.1.2013.

The Perak Women for Women Society started its Orang Asli Preschool Project yesterday, saturday 26.1.2013.The first team consisted of PWW members, friends and lawyers, including teacher and social activist Sundra Lingam, lawyers Bah Tony and Anthony Law, UKM medical stuudnt Chee Leng, USM fresh graduate Hua Wei, PWW member Sybil and myself.When we arrived at the Pos Woh Orang Asli community hall at 9.20am there were a few Orang Asli chidren helping a elder, En.Chu, to clean the hall. We unloaded all our things and soon word spread of our arrival and more children turned up.We registered all the children and gave them name tags. Some children came with their mothers who brought their chidren’s BCs for them to be registered. At about 10.15am we had registered 53 children!As there was no power supply to the hall, En.Chu pulled a lline from his nearby house and we got our LCD Projector working. The children were thrilled to watch the fun “Play and Learn” videos and joined in the singing and other activities.PWW brought a portable white board to teach the children to write alphabets. Their faces lit up when they were cheered by their friends for coming forward and writing correctly on the whiteboard.Finally, we distributed some stationary, colour pencils and work sheets to the children to do some homework at home.At the end of the session, we treated the children to some nourishing drinks and healthy snacks, including Chinese New year mandarin oranges.It was indeed a rewarding day for us and the Orang Asli children.This success was a great team effort. Special mention goes to the PWW secretary, Ms.Yip Siew Keen who at short notice managed to put together a dedicated team of volunteers.Special mention also goes to the PWW President, Dr.Sharifah Halimah Jafaar who spearheaded this Project. Although she was unable to come along due to work commitments, she was in phone contact with us when we were there, encouraging and motivating us.PWW thanks all the volunteers who helped with this Project and also all those who have put their names down for future sessions. We will be running these sessions every Saturday for now, and we will increase the days once we have more resouces and manpower.All are welcome as volunteers. You may also contribute towards the teaching materials and food for the children.For further details , please contact PWW at 05-546 9715.Thank you.

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about an hour ago
The Perak Women for Women Society started its Orang Asli Preschool Project yesterday, saturday 26.1.2013.The first team consisted of PWW members, friends and lawyers, including teacher and social activist Sundra Lingam, lawyers Bah Tony and Anthony Law, UKM medical student Chee Leng, USM fresh graduate Hua Wei, PWW member Sybil and myself.When we arrived at the Pos Woh Orang Asli community hall at 9.20am there were a few Orang Asli chidren helping a elder, En.Chu, to clean the hall. We unloaded all our things and soon word spread of our arrival and more children turned up.We registered all the children and gave them name tags. Some children came with their mothers who brought their chidren’s BCs for them to be registered. At about 10.15am we had registered 53 children!
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Back in 2011, the Obedient Wives’ Club made headlines with its statement that it could cure social ills such as prostitution and divorce by teaching women to be submissive and keep their men happy in the bedroom.

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‘Obedient Wives’ Club: Malaysia Group Says Good Sex Is A Duty

RAWANG, Malaysia — As a new bride, 22-year-old Ummu Atirah believes she knows the secret to a blissful marriage: obey her husband and ensure he is sexually satisfied.

Ummu and some 800 other Muslim women in Malaysia are members of the “Obedient Wives Club” that is generating controversy in one of the most modern and progressive Muslim-majority nations, where many Muslim Malaysian women hold high posts in the government and corporate world.

The new club, launched Saturday, says it can cure social ills such as prostitution and divorce by teaching women to be submissive and keep their men happy in the bedroom.

“Islam compels us to be obedient to our husband. Whatever he says, I must follow. It is a sin if I don’t obey and make him happy,” said Ummu, who wore a yellow headscarf.

Obedient Wives’ Club: Malaysia Group Says Good Sex Is A Duty

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In response, The Perak Women for Women Society gave its views on the Obedient Wives’ Club and women’s rights.

Malaysia: Perspectives on the Obedient Wives’ Club

Source:

IPOH echo

There has been much furore over the formation of the Obedient Wives’ Club by a fringe Islamic group causing heated debate among women and men, alike. Ipoh Echo sought the views of two Malay Muslim women who helm a women’s rights movement here in Ipoh. Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar and Puan Halida Mohd Ali are from the Perak Women for Women Society.

Here are their answers to our questions:

IE: Your views on the formation of the Obedient Wives’ Club by Islamic fringe group, Global Ikhwan on Saturday, June 4.

Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar, Perak Women for Women

SHARIFAH: Obedient Wives’ Club (OWC) is a farce. It has belittled and insulted women’s role as a wife. Their calling on women to behave like first-class prostitutes in order to keep their husbands satisfied so they will not stray has reduced women’s status to that of a legal prostitute – a sex slave, so to speak. The fact that the statement is being made by a woman is in itself disgusting! We are not a sex object at the beck and call of our husbands. Healthy marriages develop from mutual understanding, love, trust, respect and having similar visions for the family. This club should instead be dubbed, “The Stupid Wives’ Club” or “The Hot Wives’ Club”.

Puan Halida Mohd Ali, Perak Women for Women

HALIDA: The club is an affront to women’s dignity. It sees women as subservient individuals who have no minds of their own. Are the club’s members themselves obedient and exemplary? Are they, being what they are, qualified to counsel us on morality? The club should instead find ways to improve marriage, parenting and empowerment. This is more beneficial.

June 16, 2011

For more, click on the link below:

Malaysia: Perspectives on the Obedient Wives’ Club | Women
Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar, Perak Women for Women. SHARIFAH: Obedient Wives’ Club (OWC) is a farce. It has belittled and insulted women’s role as a wife.
www.wluml.org/node/7295 – Cached

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FIRST AID TRAINING
28 January 2013 (8am-5pm)

Perak Women for Women Society will hold a First Aider In Every Home (FAIEH) Training at the Red Crescent Hostel Hall from 8am to 5pm on Jan 28. Registration fee is RM10. A first aid book would be given free to each participant, and tea and lunch will be provided.

For details, call 05-546 9715.

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Perak Women for Women Society: ‘Walk the Talk – Stop Violence Against Women’ in Ipoh, Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Celebration! Four Orang Asli acquitted by Court is a Time of Joy!

Orang Asli Matters

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THE FIELD STUDY VISIT TO POS WOH ORANG ASLI VILLAGE ON 5.1.2013 BY PERAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN (PWW) MEMBERS WITH BAH TONY AND ANTHONY H S LAW.

Photos – courtesy of Anthony H S Law

Special thanks to Bah Tony W Hunt for arranging this field study. And, thanks to the Orang Asli for the wonderful forest durians and their great hospitality too. It was a most enlightening experience.

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Members of PWW, Anthony Law & Bah Tony at the community hall in Pos Woh

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Photo courtesy of Perak Women For Women Society (PWW)

Asli women gathered to meet with members of PWW

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Photos courtesy of Dr Sharifah Halimah Jaafar

Dr Sharifah and some very young mothers at Pos Woh
With Orang Asli teenagers at Post Wok, Tapah. All they need is education..

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Incongruous:
These are the only decent toilets available to the Orang Asli but they are built near the main road, in plain sight of all and sundry! Who dares use them?

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After talking to the Orang Asli, and in particular to their women folk, PWW is truly inspired to proceed with its plans for the project in this Orang Asli village.

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