Category: Joint Press Statement

Educate Not Incarcerate

We, the undersigned, are concerned about the sentence that has been meted out to the Facebook account holder for a posting deemed insulting to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Considering that this is the holder’s first offence, we think that the punishment should weigh towards being rehabilitative, rather than punitive. The Facebook account holder was…

Terengganu Syariah High Court executes against the law

KUALA TERENGGANU, 3 September — The Kuala Terengganu Syariah High Court today executed six strokes of the cane against two women charged with “attempting to have sex” under Section 30 and 59(1) of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Takzir Terengganu). The caning contravenes several legal provisions, including the Prison Act 1995 and Prison Regulations 2000. The…

Walk the Talk to End Child Marriage

Over 200 students and members of the public turned up for a rally today in a roaring show of support to end child marriage in Bandar Sunway. The event, jointly organised by The Body Shop Malaysia, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), Sisters in Islam (SIS), and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), marked the launch of…

Kenyataan Akhbar Bersama Berkenaan Perkahwinan Kanak-kanak

Dalam beberapa hari lagi, Girls Not Brides, sebuah kerjasama antara beratus-ratus organisasi masyarakat sivil (OMS) yang komited untuk menghapuskan perkahwinan kanak-kanak, akan mengadakan mesyuarat global keduanya di Kuala Lumpur. Ini merupakan peluang yang unik bagi Malaysia untuk menghantar sebuah mesej yang jelas: undang-undang harus dipinda agar had umur minimum untuk berkahwin ditetapkan pada umur 18 tahun…

Justice for Noura

Sisters in Islam (SIS) and G25 urgently calls for justice and compassion for Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese girl who has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing her husband who raped her. Noura’s lawyers are now appealing for clemency on the grounds that she was forced into the marriage by her family when she…

Terengganu Syariah High Court executes against the law

Joint press statement by Justice for Sisters and Sisters in Islam KUALA TERENGGANU, 3 September — The Kuala Terengganu Syariah High Court today executed six strokes of the cane against two women charged with “attempting to have sex” under Section 30 and 59(1) of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Takzir Terengganu). The caning contravenes several legal…

We have waited twelve years. Do we have to wait another twelve more?

GENEVA, 21 February 2018 – The Joint Malaysian NGO Coalition (1) for the 69th Session of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) congratulates the Government of Malaysia for undergoing a second CEDAW review after a long absence, but expresses its disappointment with the scant progress on gender equality reported…

Joint Malaysian and Musawah NGO Oral Statement at the 69th CEDAW Session

GENEVA, 19th February 2018 – A joint coalition of 37 civil society organisations in Malaysia (1) and Musawah raised concerns at the 69th Session of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) that despite having acceded to CEDAW in 1995, Malaysia is only engaging in its second review, having last…

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