In 2008, before Najib became PM, Malaysia ranked no. 96 in the Global Gender Gap Report. Since then, Malaysia has fallen to no. 102, observes Steven Sim.
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.
Must we wait for someone else to be beaten to death or set on fire before action is taken, asks Prema Devaraj.
Steven Sim reminds new Minister for Women, Family and Community Development Rohani Abdul Karim that a lot of hope is placed on her to improve the lives not only of Penans but also of Malaysian women in general.
Malaysia needs to introduce more inclusive public policies to meet the basic needs of everyone, including women, says Veronica Anne Retnam.
After 56 years, women have to make it better than it was. Their vote should go towards a government that places the rakyat first before their personal fortunes and agenda, asserts Sheila Santharamohana.
Berdasarkan laporan akhbar dua minggu yang lepas, seorang wanita di Alor Setar, Kedah dibunuh dan seorang wanita di Kangar, Perlis dibelasah teruk oleh suami mereka yang cemburu. Ini tidak boleh diterima, ujar Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG).
Is marriage now going to be used as a method of escaping prosecution for statutory rape in civil courts, wonders Prema Devaraj.
Martin Jalleh surveys the reaction and backdrop to Prime Minister-cum-Women, Family and Community Development Minister Najib Razak’s dismissal of the need for a women’s right movement.
Worrisome takes a light-hearted look at Najib’s takeover of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry after Shahrizat’s fall from grace.