Changing Places at SWWS

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release  Margaret Bedus, one of the pioneers of Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS), has stepped down as the President of SWWS at the recent AGM.Explaining her decision, Margaret said it was important for others to have a chance to lead the organization as this was in keeping with SWWS’s belief…

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Unprecedented Consensus Towards A More Comprehensive Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

Press Release -25 March 2022On 23 March 2022, the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality, ENGENDER Consultancy and Young Women Making Change met with the Minister and representatives from the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Special Advisor on Law and Human Rights to the Prime Minister, members of the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Women…

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Leveraging Existing Parliamentary Process To Review Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill 2021

Press Release - 15 March 2022The Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill is scheduled for second reading in Parliament in the next few weeks. In anticipation of this, on 14 March 2022, the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality, ENGENDER Consultancy and Young Women Making Change met with the Minister of Women, Family & Community Development, YB Datuk Seri Rina…

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‘Breaking Our Silence’ exhibition by #bukansalahkamek

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release  Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) is calling for members of the public to support the anti-sexual harassment & violence campaign ‘#bukansalahkamek’ (it’s not my fault).The #bukansalahkamek’ awareness campaign was inspired by the global #metoo movement, then adapted to our local Sarawakian community.Since the initial range of activities in 2019,…

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JAG: Withdraw Appeal against High Court Decision Granting Malaysian Women Equal Citizenship Rights

Press Release - 7 March 2022The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) strongly urges the Malaysian Government to withdraw its appeal against the Suriani Kempe case and grant Malaysian women equal citizenship rights with immediate effect.September 9, 2021 marks a momentous day for our country when the Kuala Lumpur High Court in Suriani Kempe & Ors…

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JAG: Children’s Unilateral Conversion Cannot Be Defended

Press Release - 18 February 2022The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is deeply disturbed by the position taken by the Perlis state mufti in defending the unilateral conversion of the three minor children of single mother Loh Siew Hong by their father.This same position, we believe, is also taken by the Perlis Welfare Department and…

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Charge With Infanticide Not Murder

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 14 February 2022 Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) applauds the statement from the Parliamentary Special Select Committee (PSSC) for Women, Children and Social Development reminding the authorities that when a mother appears to have ended her child’s life within 24 hours after birth that she should be charged…

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JAG: Call for immediate resignation of Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff, Deputy Minister of Women

Press Release - 14 February 2022The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) demands the resignation of Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff as Deputy Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development for her statement in support of domestic violence. In a two-minute video released on social media, the deputy minister shared marital advice including recommending that husbands use a…

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SWWS Call to Voters and Candidates

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 13 December 2021 As an NGO committed to gender equality and effectively addressing all forms of abuse, especially gender based violence, Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) calls on all candidates to make clear their stance on these issues and for voters to only support those who realise the…

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