Sometimes in the late 1970s, when concerns that global supply chains continued to spread and big brands were increasingly employing young women on low wages and in poor working conditions, a group of women came together to discuss the predicament of women workers in the Sungai Way Free Trade Zone. By the time of its formation in 1984, the group has spread their resources into oil palm plantations where women workers were being exploited with lower wages. Over 30 years later, Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor (PSWS) remains an organisation that is committed to the concerns and interest of women workers doing non-standard work as well as the larger issues of democracy, justice and equality in Malaysian society.
With a vision to build a society that is shaped on equality and justice for all regardless of their class and gender, our objectives are as follows:
1. To build confidence in women workers about their rights as workers and as women.
2. To undertake programme and activities that foster the interests of women workers.
3. To support women workers in their struggles to improve their lives, livelihood and institutions that represent them.
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