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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 2017: Women migrant workers in Malaysia

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

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PRESS: Democratisation as the way forward to achieve gender equality

* Chinese translation here. 080312 | Bukit Mertajam As we celebrate more than a hundred years of struggle to seek recognition of equal dignity and equal rights for women, symbolised by the annual observation of the International Women’s Day on Mac 8, I want to invite women and men in Malaysia to return to the drawing… Continue reading PRESS: Democratisation as the way forward to achieve gender equality

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Kesaksamaan Gender: Langkah ke hadapan

Status wanita dalam masyarakat Dunia kita sentiasa dalam perubahan. Itu adalah hakikat. Ada satu zaman dahulu, wanita tidak dibenarkan untuk menyertai kehidupan awam. Wanita tidak boleh menjadi pemimpin masyarakat, tidak boleh bekerja di luar rumah, sehinggakan ada yang tidak dibenarkan keluar ke rumah untuk mengaji di sekolah. Jika diundurkan sedikit ke belakang lagi, ada zamannya… Continue reading Kesaksamaan Gender: Langkah ke hadapan

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NEWS: Council goes one up for women with new panel

View my original speech here. ---------- Source: The Star BUKIT MERTAJAM: A Gender Mainstream-ing Ad-hoc Committee will be set up in the Seberang Prai Municipal Council to ensure gender fairness in the council’s policies and operations. Council president Mokhtar Mohd Jait said the committee would, among others, promote fairness in terms of job opportunities, wages,… Continue reading NEWS: Council goes one up for women with new panel