Gender

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IWD 2017: Women migrant workers in Malaysia

08 MARCH 2017 | KUALA LUMPUR Happy International Women’s Day. In my International Women’s Day message last year, I urged the government to redirect subsidy for migrant workers to empower Malaysian women in the economy, including expanding our workforce instead of hiring migrant workers, increasing female labour participation rate, as well as providing better social … Continue reading

IWD 2014: Equality for women, equality for all women – stop the invisible discrimination against homemakers and mothers

This year’s United Nations’ theme for International Women’s Day is “Equality for women is progress for all”. My predecessor, former MP for Bukit Mertajam and DAP Wanita chief, Chong Eng used to say, “There is no social equality without gender equality”. The betterment of women is the betterment of humankind. Yet today, the second class … Continue reading

PRESS: BN patut menghormati Gelombang Ibu dan Tsunami Rakyat, laksana Manifesto PR

Kenyataan media 120513 | Bukit Mertajam Saya mengambil peluang ini mengucapkan Selamat Hari Ibu kepada para ibu di Malaysia. Dahulunya, ramai yang kata wanita terutamanya para ibu hanya boleh duduk di rumah menjaga anak. Tapi pada hari ini kita sedar bahawa para ibu merupakan satu penjana kesejahteraan sosial yang penting.  Pada pilihan raya umum ke-13 … Continue reading

308 – a marker of our struggles

An email I sent to my friends on March, 8: March, 8 is celebrated worldwide as International Women’s Day. It is a reminder both of how far we have come from a 100 years ago in women’s rights struggle as well as how far still the journey towards our goal. Today, we stand in solidarity … Continue reading