Handling domestic violence

Thirty participants from eight organizations attended a 2-day workshop ‘Handling Domestic Violence for Service Providers’, organized by Johor Women’s League (JEWEL) and Women’s Centre for Change (WCC) recently in Johor Bahru.
The eight organisations represented were Johor Women’s League (Jewel), Befrienders Johor Bahru, Migrant Ministry, Wanita MIC Pulai Division, Johor Indian Business Association, Sentuhan Kasih, Lions Club of JB Metro, Persatuan Kebajikan Sinar Sofia and Sri Mahavishnu Fine Arts Society.
The topics covered in this workshop were Gender & Violence against Women, Understanding Domestic Violence, Victim Advocacy, Agency Help, Protection under the Domestic Violence Act and Working with Agencies.
The facilitators were programme consultant Dr Prema Devaraj and advocacy officer Melissa Mohd Akhir from the Women’s Centre for Change (WCC) Penang.
For more information please visit:
Website of WCC is www.wccpenang.org and their email is  [email protected]
JEWEL's member Evelyn Nabila introducing Melissa Akhir, the legal officer of WCC
JEWEL’s member Evelyn Nabila introducing Melissa Akhir, the legal officer of WCC
Posters from WCC
Posters from WCC
More posters from WCC
More posters from WCC

 

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Some ground rules before the workshop begins….

 

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Listening attentively

 

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Dr Prema Devaraj explaining the finer points in the workshop

 

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Thanam Visvanathan, President of JEWEL explaining her group’s point of view

 

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Eager and enthusiastic participation throughout the workshop

 

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To prove a point here
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What I’m saying is……..

 

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Presentation time
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Gender is an important subject in this workshop

 

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Engrossed in the session

 

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Happy participant
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Small group discussion

 

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Case studies session

 

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Eager participants from the Migrant Ministry

 

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Melissa Mohd Akhir facilitating the session on the Domestic Violence Act (DVA)
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Dr Prema Devaraj stressing on a point

 

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The participants from the Migrant Ministry with Dr Prema Devaraj

 

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Members from Persatuan Kebajikan Sinar Sofia with Dr Prema Devaraj

 

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Members from the Johor Indian Business Association with Dr Prema Devaraj

 

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The JEWEL members posing with the facilitators