Tag: Gender Equality

JAG Statement: Open letter to the Dewan Rakyat Selection Committee

Open letter to the Dewan Rakyat Selection Committee Form Parliamentary Select Committee on Gender Equality The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) For immediate publication, 14 August 2018     To: Dewan Rakyat Parliament Selection Committee YB Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof YAB Wan Azizah Wan Ismail YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin YB Mohamad…

JAG Congratulates Dr Wan Azizah

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) would like to express our heartiest congratulations to YAB Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for her appointment as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, following her win in the recent 14th General Elections. Her appointment was announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday and…

One-Third Women’s Representation Needed in Cabinet and State EXCO

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) congratulates the Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamad, on his successful appointment as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia, and to Pakatan Harapan on being the new Federal Government of Malaysia. It is indeed a new era with the promise of much needed institutional and structural reforms. We…

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…

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…

Equal Right to Guardianship for Muslim Women

18 December 1998 YAB Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad Perdana Menteri Malaysia Jabatan Perdana Menteri Jalan Dato’ Onn Kuala Lumpur Assalamualaikum Dear YAB, Re: Equal Right to Guardianship for Muslim Women Representatives from seven women’s groups met on 5 December 1998 to discuss the Government’s decision to amend the Guardianship Act, 1961 to grant non-Muslim…

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