Pregnancy is a personal journey for mother-to-be which can only be described by mothers only. Pregnancy is so precious process that it is imperative that mothers are in a positive mind space. Unfortunately, it was not the case for an expecting mother in the banking industry. She wrote that she had serious complication during her pregnancy but when asked for a time-off, she was only thrashed with verbal abuse from her superior. To make matters worse, she was made to work 12 hours every day, for 7 days straight. Enough was enough, she resigned.
That was just one of many stories up on the “Read Between The Lines” where working mothers face in their workplaces. Some companies even went to an extent of asking young women if they were going to have children in the interviewing process. These are blatant discriminations and ignorance at its ugliest, that Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) wanted to create a platform to educate the public to acknowledge and understand. In collaboration with Leo Burnett, the Invisible Women exhibition was launched to shed a light on these perennial problems women face on a day-to-day basis.
One of the main attraction at the exhibition is “The One We Don’t See” model, which demonstrates that behind the rejected job applications of these women, there’s a silhouette of a mother that proudly carries our next generation.
(Photo: Women’s Aid Organisation Facebook Page)
Art pieces of local artists from different backgrounds such as Anjali Venugopal, Diane Au, Wong Xiang-Yi and many more took part in this exhibition as an outlet to use their voice and creativity on the issue at hand.The Amazing art pieces are also up for purchase and the proceeding are being donated to WAO.
For women facing similar issues, WOA wants them to know that WOA is always there to help and if you want to do your bit to help, you can support and pledge for the Gender Equality Act in Malaysia.The exhibition is running at the White Box, Publika until the 18th of March 2018. Show your support and spread your love by popping a visit to the exhibition.
For more information of the Invisible Woman Exhibition, please visit