Come join us in Ipoh for the Aiyoh..Wat Lah! Awards on 10th May 2015!
What is Aiyoh.. Wat Lah! Awards?
The ‘Aiyoh.. Wat Lah!’ Awards is an annual awards ceremony doubling as a public education tool, used to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of misogyny, sexism, homophobia and transphobia in Malaysia. Nominees are handpicked by JAG through a review of press coverage in the year 2014. Members of the public are invited to vote for the most offensive, according to 7 categories:
i. Foot in Mouth
ii. Insulting Intelligence
iii. Policy Fail
iv. Cannot Ignore
v. Least Helpful to the Sisterhood
vi. Enough Already
vii. Right On Track
What kind of nominees do we look for?
Any public statement, act, or policy that was reported in the media between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year will be eligible for nomination if it is deemed sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, and/or transphobic (or helpful in challenging these forms of discrimination in the case of the “Right on Track” award). Specific criteria are set for each of the seven awards categories.
Please click here for the nominee booklet and translations.
What are the 7 categories?
Foot in Mouth
A public statement that manifests notions of misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia even if the speaker did not intend to come across as misogynistic, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic
A public statement, act, or policy that displays misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia and is illogical, irrational, or blatantly false
A seriously offensive act or statement by a public figure or institution that is particularly damaging to the cause of gender equality and that requires a severe response
Least Helpful to the Sisterhood
A statement, act, or policy by a female public figure or women’s institution which displays misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in particular displays an attitude of extreme conservatism towards women’s position in society or promotes inequality between the genders
A public statement, act, or policy that displays misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia and is repeated over a period of time
A state or federal policy that is misogynistic, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic in its content and/or consequences
Right on Track
A public statement, act, or policy that is helpful in fighting misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia
When can you vote?
Voting will be open from March 30th - April 19th, 2015
Where will it be held?
Winners will be announced at the Aiyoh Wat Lah awards ceremony at Sarang Paloh Event Hall, Ipoh on March 10 at 3 - 5pm. Join us for the crowning of the winners!
To vote, please click here.
For more information about the event, please click here.