What We Women Want
What We Women Want is an organization founded by Datin Yvonne Raj (the co-founder of Bethel Community Centre), whose main aim is to empower women and promote women’s health and women’s rights through interactive seminars, workshops and events.
WWWW has held seminars and workshops on matters close to women’s heart like Wellness Week – a week long total immersion event on women’s physical and emotional health at a Women’s College where residents were treated to wellness spas, workshops on self-esteem, empowerment, photo booths etc. WWWW also regularly holds free public forums and talks on Domestic Violence Awareness, Women’s Rights and has conducted many workshops on Life Skills for women in their Road Maps series that include Turning Dreams Into Reality, Financial Skills for Women, Mums and Bubs – Parenting in the 21st century.
Datin Yvonne has been in legal practice since 1991 specialising in Family Law. She was a member of the Committee on Law on Policy in the Ministry of Women and Family Development that addressed Violence Against Women and has conducted many training sessions for lawyers at the KL Legal Aid Centre and Women’s Aid Organization on Domestic Violence and Family Law.
Many of her clients, both men and women, have become close friends. But the experience of journeying with her clients through this often painful time in their lives has brought home the realization that most women are unable to handle the financial and emotional upheaval of a marital breakdown. Many women even those with higher education or well-paying jobs, leave many decisions to their partner, and are ill equipped to make any financial decisions. Those who endure domestic violence have even more emotional hurdles to overcome. What We Women Want was founded to address many of these issues.
WWWW has partnered with BCC to host talks on Domestic Violence Awareness.
If you would like to be involved in any of these projects and events please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +603 6207 9777 or + 601 74 1010 75
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson