Sexual Liberalism is A False Idol

It appears that Malaysia is having its very own #metoo moment following a flurry of accusations on social media of sexual misconduct. Riding on the wave of confessions following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others, no less than 8 men in Malaysia have been accused publicly on social media of sexual harassment and assault. However, just […]

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Sex Education and Definition of Consent

WAFIQ would like to respond to the letter “Informed Choice is Best” from Syirin Junisya of the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations Malaysia (FHRAM) dated July 9, 2019.  We reiterate that we agree with providing education on reproductive biology, sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and how to recognise safe and unsafe touch. What is still a matter of debate and […]

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Tuntutan Hijab Dalam Islam

Di dalam al-Quran, Allah telah berfirman dalam Surah al-Nur, ayat 31: “Dan katakanlah kepada perempuan-perempuan yang beriman supaya menyekat pandangan mereka (daripada memandang yang haram), dan memelihara kehormatan mereka; dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka kecuali yang zahir daripadanya; dan hendaklah mereka menutup belahan dadanya dengan khumur” Para mufassir bersepakat bahawa Istilah khumur yang […]

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Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Must Respect Fatwa Religious Authorities in NGO Funding

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/03/474293/stop-defaming-women-human-rights-defenders We refer to the above article addressing the financial support pledged by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development to the organisation known as Sisters in Islam (SIS). SIS is well-known for their views that do not represent normative Islam of the majority. In the above report, the Joint Action Group (JAG) asserted […]

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Diskriminasi Wanita Bertudung – Usaha WAFIQ Menampakkan Penyelesaian

8/1/2018 Pertama kali wakil WAFIQ berjumpa dengan pekerja- pekerja hotel Muslimah yang tidak dapat bertudung kerana polisi hotel. WAFIQ bersama MACSA segera membawa isu ini ke media. Sedari itu, WAFIQ telah mengeluarkan banyak kenyataan di media bagi menyuarakan kerisauan terhadap isu. Antaranya: i) https://m.malaysiakini.com/letters/401651 ii) http://wafiq.my/2018/01/09/religious-discrimination-banning-of-hijab-among-hotel-employees/ iii) https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2017/11/13/hijab-ban-is-not-international-policy/ 25/01/2018 WAFIQ mewakili MACSA terlibat dalam sidang akhbar bersama […]

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No Basis for Banning of Female Circumcision

We would like to refer to your article https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/01/23/stop-female-circumcision-it-has-no-medical-benefit-say-womens-groups/ WAFIQ wishes to clarify several facts concerning female circumcision (FC) which was recently discussed in the launching of the report of “The Status of Women’s Human Rights: 24 years of United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Malaysia” […]

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Don’t Let Sexual Harassers Off the Hook

The nation was shocked by recent email circulated to media portals accusing two male staff of sexually propositioning their female colleagues at BFM radio station. Sadly, there was rather a stony silence for an unspeakable crime, which happened in the very industries expected to spread awareness on the issue. This is in contrast to sexual […]

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SUHAKAM Tidak Wajar Eksploitasi Isu Larangan Bertudung Untuk Sokong ICERD

WAFIQ merujuk kepada Kenyataan Media Suruhankaya Hak Asasi Manusia (SUHAKAM) yang bertarikh 31 Oktober 2018 mengenai kepentingan Malaysia menandatangani dan mengiktiraf International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) sebagai saranan dan jalan penyelesaian untuk isu diskriminasi di tempat kerja yang dihadapi oleh ribuan wanita di Malaysia terutamanya dalam industri perhotelan […]

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