Violence Against Women

In a narration by Anas ibn Malik, it was reported that a man once passed the Prophet and said to him, “Death be upon you!” When the Prophet’s companions heard what happened, they became angry and offered to kill the man.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development held a briefing for Members of Parliament and other stakeholders, on the progress of the Sexual Harassment Bill.
We, the undersigned, are concerned about the sentence that has been meted out to the Facebook account holder for a posting deemed insulting to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
Yesterday, more than a thousand people joined #WomensMarchMY, a peaceful rally organised by Malaysians in conjunction with International Women’s Day.
The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) condemns in the strongest terms the death threats made against Seri Delima Assemblyperson Syerleena Abdul Rashid.
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.
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.