Conference officiator Syed Saddiq (left), speakers Dr Rachael Winston and Jasmine King with moderator Nurin Qistina during the discussion on the Myths and Misconceptions of Sex Education (right).
Speakers Diyana Sabri and Tehmina Kaoosji kicked off the discussions with the topic ‘Recognising Toxic Relationships’, where they recounted how being in a toxic relationship had affected them. Daphne Iking, Clarissa Say and Thency covered ‘Child Grooming’ and the lack of regulation on sexual grooming laws in place today.
Dr Rachael Winston and Jasmine King used studies to debunk the common misconception that sex education encourages sexual activities during the ‘Myths and Misconceptions of Sex Education’ discussion, moderated by Nurin Qistina.
Speakers Ally Mukhriz and Harith Iskander offered personal insights on their experiences concerning their cultural upbringing in the next discussion, ‘Culture, Society & Sexuality’.
During the final session ‘Steps to Take If You Have Been Sexually Harassed’, speakers Syarlene Rahim and Mayna Patel offered advice where they broke down the steps into three main classifications: legal, medical, and mental. TimeToTalk’s Nashuha Kamal and up-and-coming all-girl band Senja.je also performed for audiences during the event.
“We chose this topic for the event in the hopes to break the stigma surrounding sex education”, event leader Jesika explained, “and based on the success of the event we’re confident we have achieved our goal”.
TimeToTalk was supported by The Noeo Project, SKRLWN Society, All Women’s Action Society (AWAM Malaysia), and the Malaysian Urgent Care Clinic.