Category: JAG Press Statement

Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) – Child Marriage Press Statement

I refer to the statement of the Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim made last year at on 25.2.2016, where she was reported to have said: “My ministry has always been against early marriage or child marriage as it curbs the mental, physical and psychological development of a child.”Let a…

Pindaan kepada Akta Keganasan Rumah Tangga dialu-alukan; sekarang tingkatkan penguatkuasaan

Kenyataan akhbar, 4 April 2017 Kami menyokong Rang Undang-Undang Keganasan Rumah Tangga (Pindaan) 2017 yang dibentangkan di Parlimen semalam. Memandang ke hadapan, kita perlu mengukuhkan penguatkuasaan dan mempertingkatkan lagi undang-undang. Pindaan-pindaan kepada Akta Keganasan Rumah Tangga 1994 (AKRT) ini adalah positif. RUU ini akan: 1. Mencegah jurang perlindungan. Perintah perlindungan interim (IPO) melindungi mangsa semasa…

Changes to domestic violence law good; now step-up enforcement

Press statement, 4 April 2017 We support the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill 2017, which was tabled in Parliament yesterday. Moving forward, we must ensure enforcement is effective and further improve the law. The amendments to the Domestic Violence Act 1994 (DVA) are positive. The amendments will: 1. Prevent gaps in protection. An interim protection order…

JAG Condemns Online Attack and Stands in Solidarity with #WomensMarchKL

  The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) stands in solidarity with young women and allies under attack on Twitter as they share comments and contents in conjunction of the Perarakan Hari Wanita (#WomensMarchKL) event in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 11 March 2017. We denounce in the strongest term all forms of malicious, sexist…

Stop mitigating rape

Statement on Article by FMT on 12/3/2017 “Marriage isn’t the worst thing for a rape victim”. The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) express our concern at the statement made by Syariah lawyer Faiz Fadzil in a recent article , suggesting that it is in the best interest for an underage girl to marry,…

The LRA Amendments: End Of A Dark Chapter

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) welcomes the proposed amendments to the Law Reform (Marriage & Divorce) Act 1976. In part, it confirms the Federal Court decision in Deepa’s case: where parties were married under civil law, the dissolution of the marriage and all related matters are also to be dealt with under…

Stop the Intimidation and Release Bersih Chairperson, Maria Chin Abdullah

21 November 2016 The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) strongly condemns the arrest of Maria Chin Abdullah, the chairperson of BERSIH 2.0, on November 18, 2016 and call for her immediate release. Maria Abdullah was arrested under Section 124(c) of the Penal Code, allegedly for “activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy”. She was subsequently…

Wang 1MDB diseleweng, hak rakyat makin ditindas.

Gabungan Kumpulan Wanita Bertindak bagi Kesamarataan Gender (JAG) menyuarakan kemarahan dan kekecewaan kami terhadap kes korupsi yang membabitkan wang berjumlah $3.5 bilion yang telah dicuri daripada dana 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Dana 1MDB yang diwujudkan dengan tujuan membangunkan ekonomi Malaysia untuk menambahbaik taraf hidup rakyat Malaysia, malangnya, telah diseleweng untuk kepentingan peribadi beberapa individu.…

Wanita berhak turut serta secara bebas dalam sistem demokrasi Malaysia

Kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh calon Bebas bagi Pilihan Raya Kecil (PRK) Parlimen Kuala Kangsar, Izat Bikhary Ismail Bukhary baru-baru ini benar-benar mengecewakan. 1 Kenyataan beliau bahawa wanita tidak sesuai menjadi pemimpin adalah salah sama sekali. Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) ingin menegaskan di sini bahawa setiap wanita adalah pemimpin dan mampu mengubah negara ke arah…

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