What Were You Wearing? Malaysia

An exhibition on attires worn by victims of rape and sexual harassment in Malaysia, at the time of incident(s). The exhibition recreates the sample images and stories submitted through an online survey that started in June 2018. Apart from debunking the myth of victim attire, the exhibition also highlights how widespread the cases are beyond official statistics, from childhood to adulthood

Penggerak Perempuan: Motivasi dan Cabaran Dalam Aktivisme

Women from diverse backgrounds have been instrumental in various social movement and yet their contributions are often overlooked and ignored. This discussion aims to amplify women’s dedication, resilience, and efforts in social activism particularly around the issues of electoral reform, climate change, child marriage, rights of participation by young girls and women’s political participation.


Tan Heang-Lee, WAO

  • Tijah Yok Chopil, Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM)
  • Hawa Wahid, KUASA (Persatuan Aktivis Sahabat Alam)
  • Nazira Roslee, Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia
  • Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar, KAMY (Klima Action Malaysia)
  • Serene Lim, #WomensMarchMY volunteer

Rape Culture & Sexual Harassment: Lived Realities, Legislation & Challenging Stereotypes

An integrated panel discussion on how rape culture and sexual harassment impacts the lived reality of women in Malaysia, together with the need for legislation and social awareness to change the tide.


Tehmina Kasoosji, Independent Broadcast Journalist

  • Anis Baharin, Cakna Siswa
  • Emellia Shariff, YWMC
  • Mischa Selamat, Ilmu Seks
  • Nisha Sabanayagam, AWAM
  • Tashny Sukumaran, Journalist

Women Make Waves

The screening will feature short-films by Sharifah Amani, Bebbra Mailin, Amanda Nell Eu, Nadiah Hamzah and The two-hour programme will see a panel session thereafter with the industry experts, moderated by fellow filmmaker Indrani Kopal. Entrance to the event is free, but donations are welcomed. Proceeds will go to the Women’s March that is happening on 8th March.


Indrani Kopal

  • Sharifah Amani
  • Bebbra Mailin
  • Amanda Nell Eu
  • Nadiah Hamzah

Hospital workers share their fight against low wage & labor exploitation

Join Yee Shan, Industrial Relations Officer for Kesatuan Pekerja Swasta Hospital Kerajaan, as well as representative Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (JERIT) as they share the challenges that hospital workers face accessing equal pay and rights.

  • Yee Shan, Kesatuan Pekerja Swasta Hospital Kerajaan
  • Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas, JERIT
  • Persatuan Sahabat Wanita, PSWS

I am Generation Equality : Girls Rights are Human Rights

Featuring snapshots of children’s lived realities in Malaysia, Melissa Mohd Akhir from WAO will lead a sharing circle child framed on children’s human rights that intersect with women’s rights and gender equality.

Featuring girls as individual and collective human rights defenders, the public will be invited to listen to them, and suggest ways forward and how all of us in Malaysia could be doing better to empower and realise children’s rights and ensure their dignity.

The children human rights defenders will include girls from various backgrounds speaking about issues that are most important to them.


Melissa Mohd Akhir, WAO

An Equal Future: A Vision of Gender Diversity & Inclusion

Gender is a battleground. From policing of our bodies, stereotypes, rejection of gender diversity and inclusion, to denial of representation and opportunities for people of diverse gender identities and expressions there’s plenty to talk about when it comes our gender and gendered experiences, especially those at the margins.

In this participatory discussion, we will level off and interogate what is gender and what does being an ally mean. The discussants will also share some lived experiences as well as trends of discrimination, recognition and inclusion of people of diverse gender identities, expressions and experiences.

This discussion hopes to expand our understanding of gender and nurture connections. And, it may just address some of your gender troubles. Don’t miss this session!