Category: JAG Press Statement

Decrying Threats to G25 Spokesperson Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is outraged and appalled at statements made on social media by Sharul Nizam Ab Rahim, president of the Animal Action Group, threatening to break into Datuk Noor Farida’s bedroom and rape her. Such criminal threats were made pursuant to a press conference, in which Datuk Noor Farida…

Malaysia Still Long Way To Go In Overcoming Child Marriage

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) expresses our grave concern at the statement by the Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor on the rarity of child marriages in Malaysia to the international audience she was addressing at the Ford Foundation breakfast meeting in New York, as reported in The Star on 1…

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) Statement In Support of Bersih 4

26th August 2015 As the build-up to this weekend’s Bersih 4 rally rises to a crescendo, the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) lends its voice to call upon everyone in Malaysia, especially women, to support this initiative and join us on the streets on the 29th and 30th of August. Bersih 4 rallies…

Citizens Against Rape Press Statement

Recently, de facto law minister Nancy Shukri highlighted that the definition of rape will be broadened and tabled at the next Parliamentary sitting. Mentioning that the Attorney-General’s Chambers were in the process of finalising the process, Shukri also raised that non-penile methods of sexual penetration are being considered in the amendments. The Citizens Against Rape…

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) Statement on Marital Rape

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is deeply disappointed by the de facto Law Minister, Nancy Shukri’s statement yesterday that the government has decided not to criminalise marital rape. Currently, Section 375 of the Penal Code contains an exception that states that sexual intercourse by a man with his wife is not rape.…

JAG Expresses Shock over arbitrary Dress Code Enforcement in Government Offices

9 June 2015 The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) expresses shock at the treatment of a woman who was refused service at a Road Transport Department (RTD) office for allegedly dressing in a manner which was too ‘revealing’. The action of the officers at the RTD office of refusing to provide service and…

Malaysia must act now to save human lives, protect victims of trafficking

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality Press Statement, 18 May 2015 We are appalled at the impending loss of life, trauma and serious human rights violations affecting the thousands of trafficked migrants, stateless persons and refugees now being ping-ponged by sea between Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. This is a human crisis of epic proportions, taking…

AWAM’s Press Statement on Statutory Rape

KUALA LUMPUR, 13th May 2015 – The All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) would like to express our great disappointment in the Malaysian legal system for failing to understand the importance of punishing perpetrators of child sexual abuse by allowing a man convicted of rape to walk free from the crime he committed. AWAM condemns the…

Women do not owe their husbands sex

KUALA LUMPUR, April 29th 2015 – Last week, Damansara Utama DAP Assemblyperson Yeo Bee Yin, along with AWAM, launched a digital rape awareness campaign with the tagline ‘No Excuse to Rape’. Since then, there has been widespread debate on the topic, the most heated comments being directed at the issue of marital rape, which includes…

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