Thammy Chong, an Insurance Advisor by profession and a very active member of Girl Guides Association Malaysia (GGAM), has been a Guide for more than 25 years. She is currently the International Commissioner of GGAM.
She has been involved in the ‘Stop The Violence’ campaign and has been delivering ‘Voices Against Violence’ curriculum locally and internationally since 2014. These two projects are co-created by World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and UN Women. WAGGGS has a membership of 10 million girls across 150 countries. She attended the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2015 and witnessed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being adopted by 193 member states and spoke on behalf of 10 million girls who are members of WAGGGS in one of the events.
In August 2018, GGAM launched ‘No Brides Under 18’ campaign. They are currently working with a few partners to develop programs to be delivered nationwide and specially to reach out to the rural areas.
Girl Guides Association Malaysia is 102 years old this year. They are the largest female organization in Malaysia with 130,000 members strong. Empowering young women and taking the lead in developing the potential of girls and women for change are their core missions.
Thammy believes that Education is the Key to make the world a better place for many generations to come!
Glass ceiling. Gender inequality. Violence against women. Child brides. #metoo. We’ve heard all these issues, and we see them on TV, read about them in articles, and even experience them in real life. Time’s up, and we are long overdue on an overhaul in the way we perceive gender roles in society. What hopes do […]