NEGERI SEMBILAN WHERE WOMEN RULE THE CLAN

Updated: Jun 2

AN INSIGHT INTO ONE OF THEWORLD'S LARGEST MATRILINEAL SOCIETIES



Period : 60 minutes (Talks with slides, Q&A)

No. of Participants : 20 persons

Language : Hosted in English

Date : 8th June 2020 11.00 a.m

Mode of Delivery Live online. Join in with link provided from your computer, tablet of telephone


Experience You Will Gain

Widen your horizons in the world with the knowledge of other cultures, customs and lifestyles such as this matrilineal society that thrives in Malaysia's Negeri Sembilan state, despite the pressures of a globalised modern society



The Adat Perpateh Custom

Imagine a society where women get most of the perks? From clan lineage to land inheritance, this staunchly Muslim society in Negeri Sembilan state gives women more recognition than most of the rest of the world does. 


Hmm, a women determines your clan? Property handed down through the female line for generations? So, a man who marries a Negeri Sembilan woman will end up destitute if they divorce? Domineering NS lady folks - is this true or just false hearsay?

Indeed for outsiders, even for non-Negeri Sembilan neighbours in Malaysia, there’s s a lot of misconception about this Adat Perpateh, as the custom is called. Yet for centuries it’s been a very fair society for all, male and female. How does it work? And how is it in today’s modern world?


Join us for a live online experience talk and discussion with a native practitioner, researcher and local tourist guide about this 600 year-old custom of beautiful Negeri Sembilan and its relation to the roles and rights of women in a matrilineal society.

Learn, Discuss, Enjoy.


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