Tag: Universal Human Rights Frameworks

JAG mengesa penangguhan segera bagi hukuman korporal dan penyelesaian krisis dalam sistem keadilan

Berikutan hukuman sebat dua orang wanita di Terengganu, Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) dan beberapa organisasi masyarakat sivil menggesa kerajaan Malaysia untuk menangguhkan perlaksanaan hukuman korporal dengan kadar segara. Hukuman sebat yang dilaksanakan di khalayak umum di mahkamah pada 3 September menandakan suatu anjakan yang meruncingkan dalam perlaksanaan hukuman korporal, yang telah mengejutkan…

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…

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…

Gross Violation of Children’s Rights in Kelantan

The Joint Action Group on Gender Equality (JAG) is appalled and disgusted to learn that indecent photos and videos of a Malay school girl and boy allegedly from Kelantan are currently being circulated via social media. JAG strongly objects to the way the school children were raided and made to display themselves in the nude…

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…

Letters to the Editor – International Women’s Day

Dear Editor, On International Women’s Day (IWD) this year, we at AWAM take a moment to take stock of the state of women in Malaysia. There are those who claim that Malaysian women have been granted equal rights and equal opportunities, that there is no further work to be done because we have achieved that…