Relaunching of SWWS Women’s Crisis Phoneline to support women in distress

Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) is pleased to announce the relaunching of their Women’s Crisis Phoneline with new operation hours and updated service number to support more women in need. The service will resume on 4th October 2021.SWWS Women’s Crisis Phoneline has been in operation since 1988. It is a non-political, non-religious, multi-racial, and multi-lingual service…

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SWWS: Baffled by Government’s Decision

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 14 September 2021 Sarawak Women for Women Society is stunned that the Attorney General, in the name of the Government, has appealed against the recent learned judge’s decision to grant the same rights of citizenship to children born overseas to Malaysian women married to foreigners as is given to…

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Pass Sexual Harassment Act without Delay

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 24 August 2021 Sarawak Women for Women Society calls on Malaysia’s new government under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to table the Sexual Harassment Bill this year as more protection is urgently needed.At a recent Webinar SWWS hosted, entitled Cyber Sexual Harassment: Are We Protected?, participants in…

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Why Discriminate Against Women?

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 19 May 2021 SWWS is dumfounded that the Malaysian Government has appealed against a recent court decision which dismissed their stance that six mothers’ legal action to have their children born overseas to foreign fathers automatically entitled to citizenship was frivolous, vexatious and abuse of court processes.The mothers brought…

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Teen rape in lock-up, SWWS calls for serious review of SOPs in police lock-up

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 22 January 2021 Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) refers to the very recent case of a 16 year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a male detainee in the lock-up at a police station in Miri, Sarawak.It is appalling that a 16 year-old girl could be raped by…

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SWWS Calls for Compassion

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 24 November 2020 Covid 19 has affected all families especially transnational ones who had one or more members away from their Malaysian homes when lockdown began.  These families, where one partner is Malaysian and one not, have had to endure months of separation as the foreign spouse has been…

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Use the Sexual Offences Against Children Act As Intended

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press ReleaseUse the Sexual Offences Against Children Act As Intended Back in 2017 Malaysia was hailed for passing progressive legislation to protect children from sexual predators.The country had been rocked by the news that the serial paedophile Richard Huckle from Britain had operated undetected for years in KL with it being estimated…

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Call to Amend Law on Prostitution

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 14 October 2020 Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) is very concerned that recently a woman in Sibu, after pleading guilty to a charge of prostitution under section 372B of the Penal Code, faces a prison sentence if unable to pay the fine imposed while her male client goes…

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SWWS Calls for Collaboration to Meet the Best Interests of Stateless Children

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 31 July 2020 Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) is calling for both the Federal and State governments to focus on the best interest of the child so that a smooth collaborative, effective and speedy system can be established for the many stateless children living here to have a…

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