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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
An insight into Malaysia’s Women Parliamentary Caucus
Women’s inclusion in the present cabinet membership is at 6.7%; only two out of 30 ministers are females, a similar situation as in the previous cabinet. While the number of women candidates who stood for the 2013 general election increased over...
Empower Malaysia
Friday, September 05, 2014
Women stay out. Politics is a boys club
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is gravely concerned with the quality of the debate going on regarding a woman candidate for the Selangor Menteri Besar (MB) post. Impossibly high moral standards are placed on Wan Azizah. We have...
Azizah Ibrahim
Friday, August 22, 2014
It's about time we transformed male-centric and sexist thinking within politics (Malaysia)
The recent upheaval in Selangor over the post of Menteri Besar (MB) has suddenly led the country to a situation where we might soon be witnessing a major breakthrough for women in politics. Over the years we have seen women slowly occupy positions...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
SUPPORT POURS IN FOR AZIZAH: More female politicians needed - women's groups (Malaysia)
Women should get more involved in politics so that the voices of the fairer sex can be heard clearly. Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) programme officer Wong Kar Fai said the decision-making process should benefit both genders without...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Malaysia praised on women
Malaysia came in for particular praise at the ongoing 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference here for instituting changes that allowed the participation of more women in the political process, at least within the Commonwealth grouping....
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
As Malaysia turns 50, Nurul Izzah fights for inclusive politics
Future Prime Minister of Malaysia. Mother. Wife. Friend. Daughter of the mercurial and charismatic Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Nurul Izzah is all these and more. How she has grown up.  When she started out in politics, and started speaking publicly,...
Friday, August 16, 2013
SPDP Women wing lauds Mawan’s call for more women representation, Malaysia
Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) Women wing welcomes Social Development Minister Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom’s suggestion that there should generally be 40 per cent women involvement in the positions of power. SPDP Women deputy chief...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Initiative in Malaysia to set a 30 percent quota for women in local government
The All Women Action Society (Awam) welcomes the state of Selangor's initiative to make it compulsory to have 30 percent of members of the local council be women, from the Jan 1, 2014. This is a necessary step to even out an uneven playing field as...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
New Chairperson of the Malaysian Women's Parliamentary Caucus appointed
Pengerang Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has been selected as the Chairperson of the Malaysian Women's Parliamentary Caucus. Azalina said as the chairperson of a women's caucus, she would definitely ensure that women-...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Woman lawyer is the next State AG, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu: A senior woman lawyer is set to become the new State Attorney-General, succeeding Datuk Roderic Fernandez who retired at the end of last month. We invite you to read the full article published July 8 2013 by The Daily Express
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Can 'Women Deliver' improve the lives of women and girls?
Early and forced marriage, gender equality and the rights of girls are on the agenda at this week's conference in Malaysia. Thousands of women's rights advocates, policymakers and civil society groups are gathering in Malaysia this week for the...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Malaysia meeting on women's rights attracts policymakers and princesses
Civil society, government leaders, healthcare professionals, policymakers, two former US presidents' daughters, two princesses and at least one supermodel will meet in Malaysia this week for a conference to share ideas and sharpen messages around...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Southeast Asia: Women politicians call for increased participation
As many as 14 women politicians from Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Timor Leste called for bigger and better female political representation and participation in Southeast Asia. The call was made during the regional Women’s...