KRYSS Network has always made it a practice to work collaboratively with others. Since our initial beginnings as an incubation platform, we have worked with, among others:

1. Feminist Internet Research Network – Association for Progressive Communications

APC is an organisation and a civil society network empowering and supporting organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.

KRYSS Network is a member of the Feminist Internet Research Network.

2. The Institute of Journalists Malaysia (IOJ)

IOJ is an independent, self-supporting, apolitical and non-partisan organisation which aims to represent the professional journalism fraternity of Malaysia. The Institute’s aims are to promote professional standards, values and ethics; safeguard the professional interests, welfare and safety of all journalists; and improve the public standing of Malaysian journalism and journalists. It intends to promote professional development and improve skills through training courses by setting up a journalism training institution, and award fellowships through a Journalism Foundation

KRYSS Network worked with IOJ on a research project titled “Mapping media agents of change for gender equality in Malaysia” in 2019. Click here for link to the report.

3. Cluster on Freedom of Expression and Information (FOE Cluster)

The Cluster on Freedom of Expression and Information (FOE Cluster) is part of a wider group called the CSO Platform for Reforms (CSO Platform), which was established after the formation of the Institutional Reforms Committee by the Pakatan Harapan government in May 2018. Various civil society organisations came together to present their recommendations for human rights and other reforms to the Committee. The Cluster identified four priority areas: Strengthening freedom of expression, Strengthening the media, Dealing with censorship, and Right to information.

KRYSS Network is a member of the Cluster, along with the Centre for Independent Journalism Malaysia (CIJ), Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR), Gerakan Media Merdeka (GERAMM), Freedom Film Network (FFN), Pusat Komas, SUARAM, Amnesty International Malaysia, Sinar Project, Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), and Article 19 (Malaysia).

4. Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG)

JAG was set up in the mid-1980s, and has successfully lobbied and advocated for many legal reforms on women’s rights, such as the Domestic Violence Act and the inclusion of gender as a recognised form of discrimination within article 8.2 of the Federal Constitution. JAG continues to work on developing bills that will advance gender equality and non-discrimination in Malaysia. This includes the development of the Gender Equality Bill and the Sexual Harassment Bill. As a watchdog coalition for women’s rights, gender equality and non-discrimination, JAG also produces Shadow Reports to Malaysia’s CEDAW report to identify areas of discrimination where women and transgender people cannot access their rights. 

KRYSS Network is a member of JAG, along with 13 other groups including All Women’s Action Society (AWAM), Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), Perak Women for Women Society (PWW), Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER), Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor (PSWS), Foreign Spouses Support Group (FSSG), Justice for Sisters (JFS), Sabah Women’s Action-Resource Group (SAWO), Sisters in Islam (SIS), Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS), Tenaganita, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), and Women’s Centre for Change (WCC) Penang. 

5. SEAFAM (Southeast Asian Feminist Action Movement)

SEAFAM was established in August 2020 to connect 27 grassroot feminist organisations in Southeast Asia, with the initial focus on Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. KRYSS Network is currently the coordinating organisation for Malaysia, along with the Jakarta Feminist Association for Indonesia, and Gantala Press for the Philippines. SEAFAM worked together from June 2020 to February 2021 for a series of online workshops and a capacity building programme that focused on public advocacy, the gaps and challenges in our current feminist movement and how to campaign effectively in the digital era. 

Link to SEAFAM – https://seafam.net

Past collaborations:

Amnesty International Philippines

Local Government Units in the Philippines

Reka Art Gallery

Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia

Seksualiti Merdeka

Justice for Sisters

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific