Category: JAG Press Statement

We Need a Sexual Harassment Act

Yesterday, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development held a briefing for Members of Parliament and other stakeholders, on the progress of the Sexual Harassment Bill. We would like to highlight three things: 1.  Timeline for the Sexual Harassment Bill We are disappointed the Bill seems to be delayed even further. Earlier this year,…

PKR: launch internal investigation on sexual harassment report

We note with concern the sexual harassment report made against Sungai Siput member of parliament Kesavan Subramaniam of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). Political parties should not tolerate sexual harassment. We deserve elected representatives who respect women. We urge PKR to take this sexual harassment accusation seriously, and immediately launch internal investigations. PKR should appoint an…

Uphold Democratic Space for All

Yesterday, more than a thousand people joined #WomensMarchMY, a peaceful rally organised by Malaysians in conjunction with International Women’s Day. The rally’s demands were: (1) end all violence based on gender and sexual orientation; (2) ban all child marriages; (3) ensure our rights and freedom to make choices over our own bodies and lives; (4)…

Government Committees and Councils must live up 30 percent promise

The Joint Action Group on Gender Equality (JAG) expresses our concern over the minimal representation of women in government committees and councils set up by Pakatan Harapan. Yet again, Pakatan Harapan has neglected to fulfill its commitment to ensure that women make up a minimum of 30 percent of all policy-making positions. Of the 11…

JAG mengesa penangguhan segera bagi hukuman korporal dan penyelesaian krisis dalam sistem keadilan

Berikutan hukuman sebat dua orang wanita di Terengganu, Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) dan beberapa organisasi masyarakat sivil menggesa kerajaan Malaysia untuk menangguhkan perlaksanaan hukuman korporal dengan kadar segara. Hukuman sebat yang dilaksanakan di khalayak umum di mahkamah pada 3 September menandakan suatu anjakan yang meruncingkan dalam perlaksanaan hukuman korporal, yang telah mengejutkan…

Are We Truly Free?

Historically, women have played a critical role in the struggle for independence and nation building. Yet, these women were written out of our history until women started to reclaim these and put these back on record. And just as these women were written out of our history, many women continue to be written out of…

Halt All Caning Punishments Pending Treaty Ratification

The Pakatan Harapan government must strongly condemn caning as a form of punishment pending the country’s ratification of six United Nations treaties pertaining to Human Rights. This includes the most recent judgment by Terengganu Syarie judge Kamalruazmi Ismail on 12August 2018 in the case of two women convicted for attempting sexual relations. On 2 July…

JAG Statement: Open letter to the Dewan Rakyat Selection Committee

Open letter to the Dewan Rakyat Selection Committee Form Parliamentary Select Committee on Gender Equality The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) For immediate publication, 14 August 2018     To: Dewan Rakyat Parliament Selection Committee YB Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof YAB Wan Azizah Wan Ismail YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin YB Mohamad…

Child Bride Falls Between The Cracks For Lack of Political Will

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is outraged that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is the Deputy Prime Minister and Women, Family and Community Development Minister, still insists that further investigation is needed to gather evidence in order to charge the 41-year-old Kelantanese man who married an 11-year-old Thai girl.…

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