Malaysian Psychiatric Association

in Advocacy, Health

It was not an easy beginning for the MPA. It was not that the first meeting called by Dr. M P Deva of the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Malaya to discuss the formation of the Malaysian Psychiatric Association in November 1976 was not well attended at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur. In fact it was just the opposite, it attracted 17 psychiatrists out of the approximately 25 in the country, and other staff. It was a trying time for psychiatry in Malaysia with about a dozen psychiatrists out of perhaps 25 leaving or planning to leave for greener pastures down under. The mental...

Good Stewards

in Advocacy, Children, Differently Abled, Education, Environment, Other Communities, Recommended

Who we are We help people learn social values through nature as a teaching medium. Social values like growing a strong foundation, being a force for good, collaboration while maintaining individuality, life-giving leadership, and so on. We find that these values are shared by both man (social) and nature (ecological). For example, ‘fruitfulness’ is a common value and purpose in both nature and humans. And just as ‘diversity’ makes a natural ecosystem resilient, so does it foster better human societies. In building that understanding, we hope that people may be inspired by the...

Global Street Mission

in Advocacy, Children, Differently Abled, Support Groups, Youth

Who are we G.S.M. is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered (reg. no: 496/87(W.P.)) with the Registrar of Societies of Malaysia. Our aim To reach out to the downtrodden and the marginalised society in Malaysia by helping them to rebuild their shattered lives through love, rehabilitation and restoration. We have been in operation for the last 18 years in Klang Valley especially in the vicinity of Chow Kit, downtown Kuala Lumpur and some neighbouring states. Thousands of people have received help and aid from us in their hour of need. Our services Various homes / centres have...

Reef Check

in Advocacy, Environment

History Founded in 1996, Reef Check is the world’s largest international coral reef monitoring programme involving volunteer recreational divers and marine scientists. First carried out on a large scale in 1997, it provided the first solid evidence that coral reefs have been damaged on a global scale. The survey raised the awareness of scientists, governments, politicians and the general public about the value of coral reefs, threats to their health and solutions to coral reef problems. In August 2002, Reef Check released its five-year report, The Global Coral Reef Crisis – Trends...

Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang (PEMENANG)

in Culture, Advocacy

Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang (PEMENANG) diasaskan pada 27 Mac 1927 dengan nama Penang Malay Association (P.M.A). PEMENANG sejak penubuhannya hingga kini telah menjadi suara bangsa Melayu Pulau Pinang. Urusan pentadbiran dan kegiatan PEMENANG dijalankan di Bangunan PEMENANG, No. 60, Jalan PEMENANG, 10250 Pulau Pinang sejak tahun 1994. Sebahagian daripada Jalan Cantonment (Jalan Kelawei hingga Persiaran Gurney) telah ditukar kepada Jalan PEMENANG pada tahun 1997, oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang. PEMENANG juga memiliki sebuah bangunan 3 setengah tingkat yang dikenali sebagai...

Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC)

in Advocacy, Education

The Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) is a not-for-profit organisation established in June 2000 dedicated to enhancing the understanding of biotechnology in Malaysia at all levels of society. MABIC is the Malaysian node of a global network of similar Biotechnology Information Centres (BICs) spread out across the world under the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). MABIC aims to generate and foster closer relations among various stakeholders in order to enhance the exchange of information and knowledge among these groups; and add...

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)

in Advocacy, Women

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is a group of people who believe that they can help build a more democratic society in Malaysia. Our group started by working with the women and youth who were affected by the December 2004 tsunami. We observed that the women’s economic losses were neither recognised nor compensated and we saw the need to do something. So to advance women’s equality and non-discrimination, we formed Pusat Janadaya Berhad. In March 2008, the Registrar of Societies approved our application to form Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor, a non-profit...

Agape Counseling Centre Malaysia

in Advocacy, Children, Youth

Our focus Since 1986, it has been Agape’s focus not only on the youth but also on children’s development and potentiality, especially the first seven golden years of their life. If parents could detect their children who have difficulties, be it physiological, psychological, or social, and seek for appropriate treatment and therapy, children will be able to adjust positively, facilitating children’s holistic growth, which in turn will prevent parents from feelings of inadequacy, anxieties or guilt. With increasing disciplinary problems, stress and social violence in homes...

National Human Rights Society (HAKAM)

in Advocacy, Support Groups

The National Human Rights Society, Better known locally as HAKAM, our society is a human rights non-governmental organization (NGO) that works on human rights issues in Malaysia. HAKAM promotes, preserves and defends human rights in Malaysia. The society campaigns for the abolishment of laws that are inconsistent with human rights, addresses complaints about human rights violations and lobbies the government to ratify international and regional human rights instruments. Mission To promote, preserve and defend human rights and for that purpose:- (a) to promote and encourage respect for and...

Positive Shelter Home (POSHE)

in Advocacy, Children, Health, Women

Siapa kami Projek bernama POSITIVE SHELTER HOME ( POSHE ) adalah sabuah rumah perantaraan (half-way-home) dan perlindungan untuk kanak-kanak dan wanita dewasa pembawa HIV/AIDS. Projek ini adalah dibawah Pertubuhan Pelindungan Pembawa HIV Positif Wilayah Persekutuan dan Selangor yang telah didaftar dengan Registration Of Society (ROS) pada bulan Januari 2009. Projek ini telah dihasilkan dengan tujuan untuk melindung, menjaga dan membela hak kanak-kanak dan memulih semangat wanita dewasa. Berikutan fenomena tragik HIV/AIDS di Malaysia sekarang, jumlah kanak-kanak yatim/piatu pembawa HIV/AIDS...

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

in Advocacy, Children, Support Groups, Women

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was created in 1969, the same year the United Nations General Assembly declared “parents have the exclusive right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.” UNFPA works to deliver a world where: Every Pregnancy is Wanted Every Childbirth is Safe Every Young Person’s Potential is Fulfilled Since UNFPA started its work, the world has seen progress: The number and rate of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are healthier. Young people are more connected and...

Penang Cheshire Home

in Advocacy, Differently Abled, Support Groups, Tax Exemption

History The Penang Cheshire Home was established in 1978 by Toh Puan Datuk Hajjah Sardiah (Consort of Tun Hj. Sardon Jubir, the then Governor of Penang) together with a group of volunteers, with the noble aim of housing the physically handicapped. Over the years, the Home became synonymous with the rehabilitation of the disabled. The Home began in a humble way. Donations from a generous public enabled a wing of the former Po Leung Kuk Home to be renovated and refurbished to house the pioneer batch of six residents. Our services As the years passed by, the Home steadily grew in stature and...

Asrama Seri Murni

in Advocacy, Women, Youth

Pusat Jagaan Seri Murni offers a SAFE HAVEN and TEMPORARY SHELTER for women and girls in crisis situations such as: Women, mothers and their children who are experiencing abuse in their relationships or through domestic / family violence Teenage girls / women in pregnancy who are unwed or in crises Women experiencing conflict in their marriage Women in personal or family difficulties Survivors of rape or assault

Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)

in Advocacy

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) undertakes independent and high quality problem-oriented research on economic, financial and business issues facing the country and provides advice on macroeconomic management, development and future economic perspectives. In undertaking this task, the Institute seeks to achieve the following objectives: serve as a bridge between the government, the private sector and the universities, and become a focal point for economic, financial and business research in the country; undertake economic research projects commissioned by clients in the...

Malaysian Association of Social Workers (MASW)

in Advocacy, Education, Support Groups

In Malaysia, professional social work was introduced by the British Colonial Administration as early as the 1930s but it was mainly focused on problems of migrant labourers from India and China. It was only after World War II, when social problems of displacement, juvenile delinquency and poverty became more prominent, that a Department of Social Welfare was formerly established in 1946. Social work services were introduced in terms of financial aid for the needy, probation programs for juvenile delinquents, protection homes for women and girls, and residential care for the disabled and the...

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