If the struggle for fair wages and and a fair share of the nation’s wealth is not tackled, then such attacks will continue to occur, says Veronica Anne Retnam.
The disturbing violence is an eye-opener: not only must we put an end to such mindless incidents, we must also emphasise positive virtues, says Syerleena Abdul Rashid.
That a group of men can openly incite violence against women is a result of the environment of impunity the government has created, says the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality.
A society that treats women as second class has lower expectation for women’s rights and their well-being. This must change, says Steven Sim.
The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network is gravely concerned that Bangladesh has denied safe haven to those fleeing from recent sectarian violence in Rakhine state in Myanmar and has taken action to forcibly return...