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.
At a time when some of us might bemoan and feel helpless in the face of an oppressive political culture, Dave Anthony says we should take heart at the emergence of a string of valiant women who have given our society a fresh ray of hope.
The Women’s League of Burma welcomes the inclusion of two women parliamentarians in the newly formed union-level Peace Committee. However, the WLB urges U Thein Sein’s government to consider a much greater increase in women’s participation as a start towards a genuine process of talks for sustainable and lasting peace.