Siew Peng (Betty) Yeo Oral History Content Summary (document)
About the Interviewee*
Siew Peng (Betty) Yeoh (Malaysia) is the Projects Director of All Women’s Action Society (AWAM), an independent feminist organization committed to improving the lives of women in Malaysia and creating a society in which women are treated with respect and free from all forms of violence and discrimination. Yeoh assisted with developing the Telenita Helpline and its para-counseling services for survivors of violence against women, in particular, domestic violence. As a trainer/facilitator for AWAM, her key focus areas are combating sexual harassment at work; building the capacity of policy makers through programs on violence against women; the rights of women; and gender sensitization.
An advocate for women’s rights, she was Secretary of the Women’s Section of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress. Yeoh has co-authored training manuals on combating sexual harassment at the workplace, violence against women, and women’s rights.
*This brief biography was recorded concurrently with the subject’s interview for the WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement.
About the WLP Oral History Project
The WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement preserves stories and lessons of women’s rights activists from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America who have left their mark on the struggle for women’s advancement. We have collected dozens of oral histories from 25 countries, and the project is ongoing. Since 2014, WLP has collaborated with the Sound Archive of the British Library to host the repository.