JAG (Joint Action Group for Gender Equality)

legal-reform-P1010464WCC’s legal reform work has taken place within the JAG campaigns as part of the larger women’s movement. Some of the highlights include the campaigning for the passing of the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) in 1994 and the inclusion of “gender” under Article 8(2) of the Federal Constitution in 2001 to ensure the protection of gender equality as a basic right. However, as many areas affecting women still require lobbying and monitoring, WCC continues to work as part of JAG to push for law reform, proper enforcement and implementation.

At the international level, JAG participates actively in the review and implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW) and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), to ensure that commitments made by the country at the international level are fulfilled.

JAG today comprises 10 women’s rights organisations whose work and influence affect women across the nation, including WCC Penang.

AWAM AWAM (All Women’s Action Society)
Tel: 03 7877 4221,  Telenita: 03 7877 0224
Email: awam@awam.org.my or telenita@awam.org.my
85, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


560655_376523899061667_1189975575_n  AWL (Association of Women Lawyers)
Email: associationofwomenlawyers@gmail.com


EmpowerEMPOWER (Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor)
Tel: 03-770 1475
Email: empower05@gmail.com
13, Lorong 4/48e, Seksyen 4, 46050, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

PSWSPSWS (Persatuan Sahabat Wanita)
Tel: 03-8737 8380
Email: sahabatwanita@gmail.com
1, Jalan Muhibbah 11, Taman. Muhibbah, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

PWWPWW (Perak Women for Women)
Tel: 05 – 546 9715
Email: perakwomenforwomen@gmail.com
46, Jalan Dato’ Lau Pak Khuan, Taman Ipoh, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

SAWOSAWO (Sabah Women’s Action-Resource Group)
Tel: 088-262 921
Email: sawo.women@yahoo.com
Lot 23-3, BLK C Damai Point, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

SISSIS (Sister in Islam)
Tel: 03-7960 6121
Email: sisterinislam@pd.jaring.my
25, Jalan 5/31, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel:  03-2691 3691
Email: tenaginata@yahoo.co.uk
Penthouse, Wisma MLS, No. 31, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur

WAOWAO (Women’s Aid Organisation)
Tel: 03-7956 3488
Email: wao@po.jaring.my
PO Box 493, Jalan Sultan, 46760 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


Women’s Centre for Change
Tel: WCC Penang:04-228 0342
E-mail: wcc@wccpenang.org
241 Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang