Tag: JAG Press Statement

Government Committees and Councils must live up 30 percent promise

The Joint Action Group on Gender Equality (JAG) expresses our concern over the minimal representation of women in government committees and councils set up by Pakatan Harapan. Yet again, Pakatan Harapan has neglected to fulfill its commitment to ensure that women make up a minimum of 30 percent of all policy-making positions. Of the 11…

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…

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