Women’s political representation in Malaysia – progressing or regressing?

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As we try to keep up with all the political decisions and bargaining that are happening, what seems conspicuously absent is the presence of women in these circles.

Some might ask: is female representation important at this juncture when there are so many other issues at hand? What changes do women’s rights activists and NGOs want to see for progress in gender equality in Malaysia?

BFM speaks with Sumitra Visvanathan, executive director of the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), and Roshinee Mookaiah, campaign manager of The 111 Initiative, to explore the issue.

Produced and presented by: Lim Sue Ann

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