Tighten regulations on underage marriage, instead of one-size-fits-all policy – MACSA

(*featured photo from PenangMonthly) UNDERAGE MARRIAGE ISSUE Underage marriages are strongly correlated with poverty and level of education. It happens in any society where there is an imbalance of wealth distribution, and children are the weakest fragment amongst the society and are normally the most victimised. We support measures to stop forced marriages that are […]

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COMANGO attack of fellow human rights defenders smacks of diversion and desperation – MACSA

The Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society Organisations in the UPR Process (MACSA) is disappointed that the Coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR Process (COMANGO) has chosen to frame its own UPR stakeholder report on Human Rights in Malaysia with unprovoked, malicious attacks on their fellow human rights defenders.   MACSA, like COMANGO, has in […]

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WAFIQ Alu-Alukan Akta Pekerja Sosial

WAFIQ mengalu-alukan kenyataan YB Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat, Datuk Sri Wan Azizah untuk membawa rang undang-undang Kerja Sosial dibahaskan di parlimen. Umum mengetahui, Profesyen Kerja Sosial merupakan satu profesyen yang penting bagi menjamin kebajikan rakyat terutamanya pengadvokasian golongan sasar antaranya kanak-kanak, warga emas dan golongan kurang upaya. Namun begitu, ketiadaan sebuah akta bagi […]

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Addressing Religious Discrimination and Sexual Harassments Against Working Women – MACSA

Women’s participation in the national workforce has increased from 5.72 million in the second quarter of 2017 to 5.76 million in the third quarter in the same year according to Chief Statistician of the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin. The female labour force participation rate for Malaysia was 54.3% […]

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Menangani Masalah Diskriminasi Agama & Gangguan Seksual di Kalangan Wanita di Tempat Kerja (MACSA)

Penglibatan wanita dalam sektor pekerjaan negara telah meningkat dari 5.72 juta dalam suku kedua tahun 2017 kepada 5.76 juta dalam suku ketiga tahun yang sama, seperti yang dinyatakan oleh Ketua Perangkawan, Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin. Kadar penyertaan wanita dalam tenaga kerja di Malaysia adalah 54.3% pada tahun sebelumnya. Trend terkini […]

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Equitable Rights and Re-Examining The Concept of Gender

2018 is the year to empower women. Yet there is still much work to be done. The legal frameworks and policies – pertaining to marriage and family, are still perceived as unsatisfactory in protecting the rights of Malaysian women. Although undeniably, our legislative bodies have made some improvements, however many have criticized these changes as […]

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Marina Mahathir Salahkan Islamisasi Tanpa Bukti

Kenyataan Marina Mahathir bahawa Malaysia akan berada di ambang kemerosotan jika Islam menjadi teras utama adalah satu pandangan yang sempit dan tertutup. Pandangan ini seolah menutup bukti sejarah yang menunjukkan tamadun islam yang berpegangteguh kepada ajaran islam antara tamadun terangung peradaban manusia. Ciptaan alat kiraan paras air banjir oleh Ibn Kathir; Canon of Medicine (kanun […]

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Kenyataan Rasmi WAFIQ Berhubung Teguran Pelanggan Air Asia Terhadap Pakaian Seksi Pramugari

Surat dari seorang pelancong New Zealand yang bernama June Robertson yang dialamatkan kepada YB Senator Datuk Hanafi Mamat, telah menjadi bualan hangat baru – baru ini. Pengirim surat tersebut telah dihubungi oleh portal i.stuff.co.nz/travel bagi mengesahkan kandungan surat. WAFIQ berpendapat maklumbalas sebegini kepada syarikat penerbangan AirAsia seperti yang dilaporkan portal New Zealand tersebut sebagai wajar […]

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Banning of Headscarves by Hotels is Far From Over

OFFICIAL STATEMENT BANNING OF HEADSCARVES BY HOTELS IS FAR FROM OVER Tourism and Culture Minister (MOTAC) Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said on 22nd of November 2017 that Muslims who work as frontline hotel staff have the right to wear headscarves. He further lambasted the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) for the “irresponsible” and “anti-Islam” statement […]

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Larangan bertudung masih jauh dari penyelesaian.

KENYATAAN RASMI LARANGAN BERTUDUNG MASIH JAUH DARI PENYELESAIAN Menteri Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan (MOTA) Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz berkata pada 22 November 2017 bahawa orang Islam yang bekerja sebagai kakitangan hotel berhak memakai tudung. Beliau menyalahkan Persatuan Hotel Malaysia (MAH) atas kenyataan “tidak bertanggungjawab” dan “anti-Islam” mengenai larangan tudung dan menolak tuntutan mereka bahawa amalan itu […]

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