Politicization of Ethnicity & Religion training 2015 – 2018

The Politicization of Ethnicity and Religion (PER) programme is run by the All Women’s Action Society of Malaysia (AWAM). From their website: “The objective of the PER programme is to promote a better understanding of how the politicisation of ethnicity and religion impacts on society, particularly women, and how AWAM can address concerns around this. AWAM hopes to create safe spaces where we can dialogue with each other in a constructive manner. Through PER’s work, we hope to create alternative understandings and narratives on ethnicity and religion in Malaysia, one that embraces and celebrates diversity and adheres to human rights principles, rather than seeking to punish or persecute difference.” I observed and facilitated PER trainings with university students and young people from late 2015 to late 2018.