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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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Gender-Sensitizing Commonwealth Parliaments
In February and March 2001 the CPA, with the assistance of the CPA Malaysia Branch and the approval of the CPA Executive Committee, arranged a Study Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Gender-Sensitizing Commonwealth Parliaments. The aims of the...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Religious Fundamentalisms and Their Gendered Impacts in Asia
  Amidst growing uncertainties in a globalised world, fundamentalist convictions have been gaining ground in many religions. Reinforced by the threat from international terrorism, this renaissance of religious fundamentalisms has created...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Political Campaign Planning Manual (Malaysia)
Originally developed a decade ago by NDI's staff team in Russia, this manual traveled the globe numerous times with localized updates. NDI's team of political party experts in Malaysia edited the version you hold for that specific context. In 2004,...
Monday, May 11, 2009
Actions and Strategies from the Seventh Asia Europe People's Forum 2008.
This report is based on discussions from the workshop ‘Strengthening Women’s Political Participation and Influence’ and other workshops of the seventh Asia Europe People’s Forum (aepf-7) held in Beijing from 13–15 October 2008.The major...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Women’s Political Participation in Traditional and Conservative Societies
This consolidated response highlights types of positive action measures, advocacy campaigns, women’s movements, and educational opportunities that help women in traditional and conservative societies to overcome some of the barriers that they face...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Fundamentalisms in Asia Pacific: Trends, Impact, Challenges and Strategies Asserting Women’s Rights
This book analyzes the manifestations of fundamentalisms in the Asia-Pacific region and their impact on women as well as on democracy and politics in general. It includes strategies adopted by women’s groups and progressive women’s movements to...
Friday, January 09, 2009
Seethings and Seatings: Strategies for Women’s Political Participation in Asia Pacific
This is a publication from the APWLD’s research project aimed at assisting women in Asia Pacific to challenge existing structures hindering women’s participation in political processes. The book presents case studies on six women leaders from Fiji,...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Practitioner’s Guide to Designing Inclusive and Accountable Local Democratic Institutions
This guide is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist country offices/teams and government partners as...
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Training of Trainers on Promoting Equality & Rights for Women for the Asia Pacific
Participants in the training will gain an understanding of the social construction of gender and the systemic nature of discrimination; the law and its potential to empower women; the international human rights system; the theoretical...

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