Tag: Impact of extremism against women

SIS response to direction by Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa

Sisters in Islam (SIS) applauds the direction set by Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa in insisting that what Muslims do behind closed doors is none of the government’s business. The prioritisation of the concept of rahmatan lil alamin (compassion for all) reflects a mature Islamic position, in line with Malaysia’s ambition to be a modern and progressive…

Sisters in Islam’s case a victory as it returns to High Court

The Federal Court today has instructed the fatwa case against Sisters in Islam (SIS) to be returned to the High Court and heard on the basis of its merits. According to SIS Executive Director, Rozana Isa, this is certainly a victory for SIS as it is critical that the judicial review of the fatwa to…

Memorandum JAG: Keadilan bagi Dua Wanita yang Dijatuhkan Hukuman Sebat di Makamah Syariah Terengganu

Latar belakangPada 12 Ogos 2018, dua wanita telah didapati bersalah atas cubaan musahaqah (hubungan seks sesama wanita) di bawah Seksyen 30 Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah (Takzir) (Terengganu) 2001, dibaca bersama dengan Seksyen 59 (1) Enakmen yang sama. Kedua-dua wanita tersebut telah mengaku bersalah, namun yang menjadi persoalannya adakah mereka telah mendapat perwakilan undang-undang yang sewajarnya…

Are We Truly Free?

Historically, women have played a critical role in the struggle for independence and nation building. Yet, these women were written out of our history until women started to reclaim these and put these back on record. And just as these women were written out of our history, many women continue to be written out of…

Halt All Caning Punishments Pending Treaty Ratification

The Pakatan Harapan government must strongly condemn caning as a form of punishment pending the country’s ratification of six United Nations treaties pertaining to Human Rights. This includes the most recent judgment by Terengganu Syarie judge Kamalruazmi Ismail on 12August 2018 in the case of two women convicted for attempting sexual relations. On 2 July…

Remembering Our Humanity on Aidil Adha – Love, Perseverance and Respect

The brutal attack against a transgender woman in Seremban just a week ago is a disturbing sign of times for Malaysia Baharu. The victim, who was attacked by eight men, suffered broken ribs, internal injuries and wounds on her back and head which required 7 stitches. The motive of the attack was simply disgust towards…

Terengganu Dress Code Press Statement

The ruling by the Terengganu state government requiring Muslim women to wear the tudung does not come as a surprise to Sisters in Islam. Like PAS in Kelantan, the Talibans in Afghanistan, the hard-line conservative clerics who rule Iran, Islamic parties that come into power always pick on the regulation and control of women’s dress…

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