JAG: Malaysian Government should uphold the gender equality principle by allowing Malaysian mothers to confer citizenship to their children born overseas

Press Release - 8 August 2022The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Court of Appeal on 5 August 2022 which denied the rights of Malaysian mothers in conferring citizenship to their children born overseas. The Court of Appeal, in a majority of 2 to 1, arrived at its…

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Where is Gender Equality?

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 8 August 2022 SWWS is astonished and appalled by the recent majority decision of the Appeal Court which denies Malaysian women married to foreigners the same rights as Malaysian men to automatically pass on their citizenship to their children born overseas. This overturning of last year’s High Court ruling which…

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Anti-Sexual Harassment Advocacy Group: Stop Excusing Intimidating Behaviour Against Women MPs in Parliament

Press Release - 27 July 2022The Anti-Sexual Harassment Advocacy Group, comprising the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality, ENGENDER and Young Women Making Change, stand in full support of YB Kasthuri Patto, Member of Parliament for Batu Kawan, who was ejected from Parliament on 26 July by Deputy Speaker Dato' Rashid Hasnon. The Batu Kawan MP was…

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Anti-Sexual Harassment Advocacy Group: Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Must be Effectively Implemented

Press Release - 21 July 2022The Anti-Sexual Harassment Advocacy Group, comprising the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality, ENGENDER and Young Women Making Change, welcomes the passing of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill 2021. We thank and congratulate the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (MWFCD) on this significant milestone.Women's groups across Malaysia have lobbied for 30…

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SWWS Calls for More Fundamental National Educational Reforms

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 17 May 2022 SWWS welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Education that educational reforms in the pipeline will address inefficiency so “every teacher can spend their time educating or teaching optimally” (Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin, Teacher’s Day 2022 Celebration).The need for teachers to have more time to individually…

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JAG: Stop the Intimidation of Maria Chin Abdullah

Press Release - 28 April 2022The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) strongly condemns the sentence given by the Federal Territory Syariah High Court to Maria Chin Abdullah, Petaling Jaya Member of Parliament, of seven days in jail. The sentence, issued for a public statement Maria made regarding the court’s decision to impose a jail sentence…

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SWWS Applauds Help to Stateless Children

Sarawak Women for Women Society, Press Release - 10 April 2022 Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) fully supports the State’s Government’s decision to issue temporary documentation to stateless children as announced by YB Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah recently.“This is a life-saving measure, as it will ease these children’s access to health care and education while their…

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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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