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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Obscene pamphlets target DAP’s woman candidate, Malaysia
As the contest between MCA and DAP for the Kulai parliamentary seat heats up, members of the public have been receiving pamphlets depicting a woman MP deserting her constituents to nurse her baby. They are all printed in Mandarin and the target of attack is obviously the DAP candidate, Teo Nie...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Malaysia elections: Mothers not staying mum over women issues
A group of mothers want parties in the general election to give due regard to issues affecting women and families. Rallying as "Mama Bersih", the group presented their own manifesto on eight demands they want the political parties to adhere to. "We want politicians to listen to us and to endorse...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Interview with Wong Shu Qi, Democratic Action Party Executive Secretary, Malaysia
Interview with Wong Shu Qi, DAP Executive Secretary for Political Education, on how she went from being a journalist to an aspiring politician. Published Arpil 5 2013 by Malaysiakini (We invite our users to watch the video here)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Women Deliver 2013, Malaysia
 Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women. Our groundbreaking global conferences in 2007 and 2010 put a spotlight on maternal and reproductive health, drawing thousands...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Malaysia: Women Will Be Fielded As Candidates, As Well, Says Palanivel
MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel has given an assurance that the party would also select women as candidates in the coming general election (GE). He hoped Wanita MIC members would dismiss unfounded rumours that the party would not field female candidates in the GE. "I will, of course, choose...
Monday, September 03, 2012
Malaysia: PBB Youth welcomes candidates from women’s wing for GE
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth wing said it would welcome a woman candidate from the party’s Women’s wing in the 13th general election. Its chief Datuk Fadillah Yusof noted that during the last state election, PPB which formed the backbone of the state Barisan Nasional (BN),...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Women's Touch For Women Voters In Bukit Gantang
Wanita Umno has intensified its efforts to win the hearts of 28,214 women voters in Bukit Gantang with the women's touch, especially by being courteous and understanding women's issues. Its chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the women in the Bukit Gantang parliamentary constituency...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Do Quotas for Women Work?
PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)'s 30% quota for women in leadership positions is the first of its kind in any Malaysian political party. But in the grand scheme of things, it's also 14 years late.Malaysia signed the Beijing Declaration and the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Malaysian Indian Congress Youth, Women’s Wing Chiefs Re-elected
Delegates of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) have re-elected the chiefs of their Youth and Wanita (women) wings, setting the pace for the party’s plenary meeting and elections next month.MIC Youth coordinator T. Mohan won the top post by a big majority while incumbent Wanita chief P....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Get equality right for Malaysian women
In conjunction with the 100 years of International Women's Day, Empower with the support of the US Embassy organised an event themed "Get Equality Right for Malaysian Women" at the MACEE headquarters in Bangunana Yayasan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur on the 8th of March 2011. Through this event,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Malaysian MP: Women Drivers 'Slows' and 'Oblivious'
Women drivers are “slow” at the wheel and “oblivious” on the roads, a Malaysian ruling party MP told parliament, prompting outrage among women’s groups on Tuesday. It is not the first time Bung has made controversial comments about women. Rights group Tenaganita’s program coordinator Aegile...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: BN Sarawak's Women Wing Hope for More Reps
Wanita Barisan Nasional (BN) Sarawak are hoping that there would be more women candidates fielded in the upcoming 10th state election. Currently there are only four BN female representatives in the 71-member state legislative assembly. They are Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali (Samariang),...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Government Recognises Women's Participation in Nation Development
The Malaysian government's introduction of various policies and programmes for women reflects on the recognition of their contributions to the nation's development. Girl Guides Association of Malaysia Chief Commissioner Datin Seri Zalihah Mohd Taib said the policies and programmes had also given...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Malaysia: Halls of Power Narrow for Malaysian Women
At the gathering in a hotel on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, there was talk of canvassing “highly persuadable” voters, campaign budgets and media strategies. There was even a stirring speech by a “candidate.” The gathering had all the hallmarks of an election campaign meeting, with a...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics, advocates and youth leaders. It will be an occasion to...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Call for Applications: Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and youth leaders to celebrate our collective...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Promoting Women's Political Representation in Southeast Asia - IKAT
Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia (Kemitraan) in partnership with the NDI for International Affairs along with regional partners; Indonesian Women's Coalition (KPI), Persatuan Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) from Malaysia, Women's Caucus from Timor Leste, the Cambodian Center for Human...