Women Program looking for TRAINERS!

Hi there,

Taylor’s Community is passionate about empowering women, especially women from the lower income households. We want to treat them with dignity, shower them with love and remind them that they are special! An event is coming and please find the info in the poster.

If you think so too and have knowledge and skills you want to share with them, feel free to contact Nela! her contact number is in the poster.

Empowering Women by Breaking Taboos!

“Sex”

“Shhhhhhhhh, you shouldn’t say that out loud!”

For many parents and teachers, sex education remains as a taboo topic and are often left out in our curricular syllabus. Nevertheless, people SHOULD BE educated with facts about sexuality and reproductive health to truly protect themselves and others, especially for women, as it is closely linked to one’s emotional well-being.

“Sex education is important for women to improve their emotional well-being and enhance relationship.”– Chia Yee, Psychologists and Lecturer from Taylor’s School of Liberal Arts.

Thus, through our Dinamika Wanita Program, we, Taylor’s Community, committed ourselves to empower under privileged women with sex education accompanied by a guided self-reflection session. This program is specially designed to encompass areas such as emotions, thinking (cognitive) and health.

After seeing positive impact Dinamika Wanita brought in the year of 2018 where it promoted social support, bonding and emotional management amongst our participants, we ran this session again with 26 new women from the public housing project (PPR) on the 23rd February 2019 at Taylors Lakeside campus. Participants from the age of 18 to 50 comprised of mothers and daughters, as encouraged, in hopes to provide new exposure to the younger generation.

In this program, besides having a talk, an open discussion session was held to address any questions that the participants might have. Following that, participants were guided in producing their very own self-reflection mind map that promotes emotional stability. Moreover, to assist mothers who had young children within their care, Taylor’s AIESEC student volunteers were engaged to provide learning lessons for the 19 children who were present in a different classroom.

To sum up, Dinamika Wanita is a fruitful program where more than 80% of our participants specifically indicated how they have grown in various areas such as knowledge, confidence and self-appreciation, and found the sessions helpful for their personal life. Furthermore, with everyone being grateful for the program, we will continue to hold Dinamika Wanita close to our hearts.

If you would like to support and make an impact through this program, do contact us: taylors.community@taylors.edu.my

Women Empowerment – A step closer!

Building on the momentum of female leaders around the world, it is important to further support the underserved women community. We believed women are empowered when they are treated with respect and are given equal opportunity. In line with this vision, Taylor’s Community, focusing on three main aspects- women’s health, mind and heart. Above is Taylor’s Community’s belief and we turning it as our strategy for this year moving forward. To prove this is not just words, we have successfully replicated Dinamika Wanita for second time with another PPR Community. Last 29th December 2018, we managed to bring 34 women together under the roof of Dinamika Wanita project (Dynamic Women) at PPR Kg Muhibbah. They have been brought through three important aspects of life which is health awareness, cognitive intelligence and emotional resilience. They enjoyed attending the sessions and we realize that the bonding between the participant gradually increased. The closeness and support to each other eventually contributed to the success of this project at the end.

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‘Program Dinamika Wanita’ with PPR Sri Pantai

With the cases of Brett Kavanaugh and Larry Nassar going on, the discussion on women empowerment and gender equality are still considered as controversial topics. Women around the world are affected by pressing social challenges ranging from violence against women to gender discrimination. Gender equality is a fundamental human right that is needed to create a sustainable world for the future generation.

Unfortunately, according to The United Nations report, 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period and 49 countries currently have no laws protecting women from domestic violence. In line with the Sustainable Goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, Taylor’s Community organised the ‘Program Dinamika Wanita’ for 51 women from the PPR Sri Pantai Community last Saturday.

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