LATEST UPDATES FROM WCC

WCC celebrated V-day with a difference

On Valentine’s Day (14 Feb), WCC joined One Billion Rising - a global movement to end violence against women. V-Day is to remind people that when lovers display love through flowers and dinners, there are many women who still suffer sexual violence from people who are supposed to care for them.

There were about 100 women, men and children who performed the One Billion Rising flash mob at Gurney Walk. We would like to thank everyone for their support on that day, including those who held placards and strangers who joined us in the second performance!

Read more in The Star and Oriental Daily

Surviving Court

This guidebook helps victims better understand the court process when they go to court to seek justice for their sexual crime cases.
Click here for more details and here to read what fz.com said.

WANTED : Interns for WCC
WCC is looking for interns who are interested to work on issues of violence against women and children, and gender equality. Our internship program is open to local and overseas students in colleges & universities. Click here to read more


Media

Act in the best interest of children
Numerous issues have been raised following Izwan Abdullah’s alleged abduction of his 6 year old son. Yet in the midst of all the discussions and arguments on the Constitution, conversion and custody, it is important that we do not lose sight of the most important issue at hand – that the safety and wellbeing of two innocent children hang precariously in the balance.
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JAG wins UN Award
The United Nations has awarded the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG), a coalition of nine Malaysian non-governmental organisations promoting gender equality, with the United Nations Award 2013 for ‘Millennium Development Goal’ Three: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women.
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Violence against women clauses must be improved, withdraw bill and consult public This morning, the government withdrew two problematic clauses in the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, on vandalism and insulting the national flag. This is not enough – the Bill should be withdrawn in its entirety.
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Hak Kanak-kanak dan Kuasa Penguatkuasa Perihal hak kanak-kanak apabila disoal polis, terutamanya tentang perlunya ibu-bapa kanak-kanak tersebut dimaklumkan atau turut hadir bersama semasa siasatan dilakukan, sering diperkatakan kini...
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Child Rights and Enforcement Agency Powers
The on-going debate over the rights of a child to have his/her parent informed or present while the child is being questioned or interviewed by the police...
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WCC queries the issuance of Interim Protection Order to victim

...an Interim Protection Order (IPO) had been issued against the suspect on 14 June but remained unserved as the suspect was not at his address. WCC is perplexed and concerned over his statement.” Click here to read more.
Or in Bahasa Malaysia here or in Chinese here.

Government withdraws appeal; CEDAW has the force of law
If it wasn’t crystal clear before today, it is now: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has the force of law in Malaysia. Click here to read more.


WCC HIGHLIGHTS

Newslink Oct-Dec 2013

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NEWSLink Jul-Sep 2013

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Newslink Apr-Jun 2013

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Newslink Jan-Mar 2013

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      WCC Building: Rooms for Hire

Do you need a place in George Town to hold a training and you find hotels rather pricey and community halls... a bit... not up to standard? Try using our rooms - either TKC Training Room or Sisters Conference Room.
*TKC Training Centre (RM400 full day)
*Sisters Conference Room (RM300 full day)

Click here for detailed rental rates.



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