Tag: Gender Based Violence

AWL’s Press Statement – on the need to criminalise marital rape

We refer to the news item carried by the Malaysiakini news portal dated 10.6.2015. It was reported that the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, YB Nancy Shukri had in her parliamentary written reply, confirmed the retention of the exception under Section 375 of the Penal Code, relating to marital rape. This effectively means that…

Women’s Groups Condemn Death Threats against ADUN Syerleena Abdul Rashid

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) condemns in the strongest terms the death threats made against Seri Delima Assemblyperson Syerleena Abdul Rashid. JAG recalls similar threats made in the past, notably against former BERSIH 2.0 chair and current MP Maria Chin Abdullah, and MP Teresa Kok. We are concerned at the trend of…

The Time Must Fit the Crime

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is outraged on the lax penalty doled out to Mohd Redzuan Zakarian who has been found guilty of molesting his five year old pupil last year. The victim had complained of experiencing pain on her private parts after returning from religious classes at the accused’s house in Sungai Besi on Feb 9, 2017. The mother examined her…

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…

Kutuk Perbuatan Lucah, Jadikan Ruang Selamat untuk Wanita

Merujuk kepada kenyataan di laman sesawang rasmi ISMA (http://www.ismaweb.net/2017/07/kenyataan-rasmi-isma-berhubung-siaran-portal-fmt-dalamisu-iklan-shell/), Sisters in Islam menegaskan bahawa penggunaan imej wanita dalam pengiklanan bukanlah masalah di dalam gambar-gambar di mana iklan pekerja Shell diperlakukan dengan lucah. Perkara yang merupakan masalah di dalam gambar-gambar tersebut adalah perlakuan lucah itu sendiri. Pandangan ISMA mengalihkan beban tanggungjawab perlakuan lucah lelaki-lelaki tersebut terhadap…

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…

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