‘Caring for carers: What needs to change’ forum on Oct 27

A promotional poster about the 'Caring for carers: What needs to change' forum this Saturday.

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KUCHING, Oct 24: Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) is hosting a forum on ‘Caring for carers: What needs to change’ this Saturday (Oct 27).

The forum will start at 2pm at the Chemsain building in Rock Road (opposite Rock Road Seafood Restaurant).

In a publicity release, SWWS said they recognised that caring for sick relatives is an important part of life but often disproportionately falls on women to the extent it could affect their health and life chances.

The forum, thus, aims to discuss the issues and to consider what support is needed for those who serve as primary carers.

There will be three speakers: Fiona Marcus Raja from Royce Foundation will share her personal journey as a parent, Dr Ling How Kee will examine the multiple roles women juggle as carers, focusing on the challenges and costs as well as rewards, and Gill Raja will raise the question on how to improve the situation and whether lessons can be learned from elsewhere.

This is the third topic SWWS is showcasing in its Women for Progress series, the statement added, which would form part of the policy recommendations they would produce at the end.

All members of the public are invited to attend and contribute their ideas.

Those interested can register for free by emailing or texting their name to SWWS via sarswws@gmail.com or 013-8044285.

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A media graphic with symbols of a heart, holding hands and an awareness ribbon on a pink background to show caring for carers.