More must be done to protect women

The three judges at the Women’s Tribunal Malaysia found that all the 26 women who testified had “endured serious violations of their rights”. Illustrarions: Shika/Women's Tribunal Malaysia

After listening to the testimonies from 26 women who’d experienced discrimination and violence over two days, the three judges at the Women’s Tribunal Malaysia’s conclusions were unanimous: All the 26 women had “endured serious violations of their rights”.

Although the violations were contextual (differing according to individual circumstances and experiences of each), judges Mary Shanti Dairiam, Zainah Anwar and Nadia Malyanah found that the women were all denied the Constitutional guarantees of equality and non-discrimination (under articles 8.1 and 2 of the Federal Constitution).

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