In June 2016, WLP Malaysia partner All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) trained officers from the Sri Haramas Police Station in Kuala Lumpur on gender sensitivity and responses to gender-based violence.
The trainings built on several other workshops that AWAM has held with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) since August 2015. In total, 42 police offers—37 men and five women—attended either a morning or afternoon session in which they were led through exercises from WLP’s manual, Victories Over Violence. The goal of the workshops was to ensure that survivors of gender-based violence in Malaysia are able to receive legal justice and support from police personnel.
After the training, around two-thirds of participating officers felt the workshop improved their ability to provide gender-sensitive services. Many expressed that the workshop helped them to be more proactive in carrying out their responsibilities and hoped this program could be continued in the future.
Ending the Shadow Pandemic During COVID-19 and Beyond
WLP’s newest documentary, It’s Up to Us, features perspectives from leaders about the interconnected threats to human security, including conflict, climate change, economic inequality, discriminatory family laws, and gender inequality.
Below are some of the memorable quotes from the film that inspire and remind us that the world we seek is up to us to build.