Date: 9 MAY 2014 (Friday)
Time: 8.00 PM
Venue: SYUEN HOTEL, JALAN SULTAN ABDUL JALIL, IPOH
REGISTRATION FEE: RM80/= PER PERSON (inclusive of dinner)
Marina Mahathir is a Malaysian writer and activist whose interests are focused on Muslim women’s rights and HIV/AIDS. For twelve years, she headed the non-governmental Malaysian AIDS Council. Ms. Mahathir is currently a member of the board of Sisters in Islam, an advocacy group for justice and equality for Muslim women. In Malaysia, she writes a regular column in The Star newspaper which focuses on current issues, women, health, local politics, human rights, and education.
Ms. Mahathir is a graduate of the University of Sussex. She has published several books, including “Rantings by MM” and “Telling It Straight”, and is an avid Facebooker and Twitterer. She also is co-executive producer of the TV series for young women, 3R-Respect, Relax, Respond.
In 2010, Marina was named the United Nations’ Person of the Year in Malaysia. In 2011 she was one of only two Malaysians named on Women Deliver.org’s 100 Most Influential People in the World Working for Women and Girls