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  • 2. WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP GLOBALLYBattered Womens Support Services (BWSS)- started by a group of women in 1979- provide support & advocacy for women who have experienced abuse, as well as, training & education about violence against women.- As part of the feminist anti-violence movement, their long- term goal is the elimination of all violence against women.- launched The Violence Stops Here Campaign urging men to own their role in ending violence against women (2010)
  • 3. - After retiring their Dating Violence Program in 2007 they have launch Youth Engagement in Violence Prevention in 2010.- They serve over 8,000 women, deliver over training and professional development to over 350 professionals each year.
  • 4. WOMEN’S JOURNEY a support group that helps women regain self esteem and establish gender equality. a community that helps women to identify the silent discriminations that limit their lives and invades their personal identity. The founder, Ann Lewis Ph.D. is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, with a private practice that promotes healing from within; she has over 23 years clinical experience counseling individuals, couples, and groups.
  • 5. Feminist Womens TherapyGroup a group just for women who are seeking a supportive place to meet and talk with other women in a feminist empowered space. Women who join this group may be dealing with general life issues such as career concerns, life transitions, anxiety or feelings of sadness, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, or other general life issues.
  • 6.  It is a talk therapy group that is closed , meaning that members who join this group are willing to make a commitment to attend this group regularly for a minimum of 6 months or more because they want a safe, healing, emotional space to form deeper connections with other women. Typically women who join this group are professional or business women who are between 30-55 years of age. Housewives or women who work part-time are also appropriate for this group
  • 7. Sexual Abuse/AssaultSurvivors Group (SASS) for women who have been sexually abused as children, survivors of incest, and women who have been raped or sexually assaulted in childhood or adulthood. to discuss similar experiences and the lasting impact that it has had in their adult life.- offer survivors a safe place to come talk about their sexual abuse/assault experiences with others Participants will learn about "Accommodation Syndromes," experiencing "Damaged Goods Syndrome," stages of "Rape Trauma Syndrome," and explore similarities and differences members have experienced.
  • 8.  members offer positive support to one another while coping with different issues that arise in the aftermath of incest, sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape.
  • 9. WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP iNMalaysiaThe Womens Centre for Change (WCC) a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminate violence against women and children, empower women and promote gender equality. actively involved in campaign and community work to overcome gender violence in our society. also provides social services for abused women and their children.
  • 10. Responsibilities: Enhance communication, advocacy and information materials (press release, news and feature writing) to promote WCCs work. Write, edit and oversee to the production of WCC publications, e.g. newsletter, annual reports, publications and brochures. Manage, generate and update the contents of WCC website. Assist in the development and implementation of a communication and advocacy strategy for WCC.
  • 11. ALL WOMEN’S ACTiON SOCiETY(AWAM) AWAM is an independent feminist organization committed to improving the lives of women in Malaysia. We are tax-exempt, non-profit organization established in 1985. AWAM operates on the strength of a dynamic group of volunteer members and a pool of dedicated staff. Both are responsible for the direction and policies of the organization.
  • 12. Training and education is an area in which AWAM specializes. Our training expertise include: gender ; rape sexual harassment domestic violence womens rights & human rights women & the media feminist counseling
  • 13. Talian Nur hotline Remember this number: 15999. It is the number of "Talian Nur", the hotline link to enable early intervention for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and natural disasters. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, launched the integrated one-stop call centre set up by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry Wednesday. He urged the public to use it properly and not make crank calls, adding that those responding to the calls must also act quickly to relay the information. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil said the 29 call agents would work on three shifts to answer calls 24-hours a day and seven days a week from the call centre based in Kuala Lumpur.
  • 14.  the ministrys existing two helplines - TeleDera and Healthline had been consolidated with Talian Nur, adding that the police would also help dealing with calls involving criminal activities. The call centre allowed assistance to all types of social woes victims with greater speedadding the hotline was a necessity with the increasing number of social issues and natural disaster cases being reported
  • 15. Reference http://www.wccpenang.org/wcc/index.php?option=co m_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=48 http://www.wao.org.my/# http://www.awam.org.my/ http://www.ciedsindia.org/004_vimochana_campaign _3.htm http://www.ehow.com/list_6700797_domestic- violence-support-group-activities.html