Category: JAG Press Statement

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…

Deployment of Police Officers to JAIS Reflects Misplaced Priorities

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) questions the need of the decision by The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to conduct a pilot project which places two police officers and a Sergeant at the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) to assist in the enforcement of Syariah laws. We are especially concerned as PDRM is…

Letters to the Editor – International Women’s Day

Dear Editor, On International Women’s Day (IWD) this year, we at AWAM take a moment to take stock of the state of women in Malaysia. There are those who claim that Malaysian women have been granted equal rights and equal opportunities, that there is no further work to be done because we have achieved that…

JAG Statement on the Breach of Noorfadilla’s Constitutional Rights

KUALA LUMPUR, [February 18th 2016] — In a decision made earlier this week, the Shah Alam High Court severely reduced the damages awarded to Noorfadilla Ahmad Saikin in 2014 for her discriminatory dismissal as a temporary teacher as a result of her three month pregnancy from RM300,000 to RM30,000. The Joint Action Group for Gender…

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