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Nation 25 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Human rights groups for and against decision on ICERD

PETALING JAYA: The government’s decision not to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) has sparked starkly different reactions – from regret to support – among human rights organisations.

Nation 21 Nov 2018 | 12:37 AM

Prominent activists due in town for December's Socialism 2018 forum

PETALING JAYA: Socialism 2018, the annual forum conducted by Parti Sosialis Malaysia, will be held from Dec 7-9 at the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, and this year's speakers really are from all over the world.

Nation 13 Nov 2018 | 8:38 AM

Activists and school students gather at Parliament urging end to child marriage

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of civil society activists and school students staged a peaceful demonstration in front of Parliament to urge the government to ban child marriages.

Lifestyle 09 Nov 2018 | 9:03 AM

Sexual assault within a marriage is rape – our rape laws need to include married couples too

Current laws do not protect women from rape in her marriage, giving a man the impunity to perpetrate sexual violence on his wife.

Arts 04 Nov 2018 | 8:30 AM

Sisters In Islam fundraising art exhibit draws from halal and haram conversation

Halal and Haram: Charity art show explores the notion of halal and haram.

Nation 03 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Groups: Gender equality push lacking

PETALING JAYA: While welcoming measures to increase women’s participation in the labour force in Budget 2019, women’s groups are underwhelmed with what the Budget is offering women.

Nation 30 Oct 2018 | 11:00 AM

Women's groups unhappy with govt's decision not to criminalise marital rape

PETALING JAYA: Women's rights campaigners and abuse survivors are up in arms over the government's decision not to criminalise marital rape.

Nation 23 Oct 2018 | 7:29 AM

Ministers, activists criticise Zahid's LGBT remark (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: Ministers and social advocates have criticised Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for suggesting that the activities of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community might incur God's wrath.

Nation 13 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Heng: Stop caning women in public

PETALING JAYA: The integrity of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) is at stake if the federal government continues to let the Terengganu Syariah Court cane women in public, says Wanita MCA chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie.

Nation 12 Oct 2018 | 9:14 AM

MCA: Caning of women goes against the CPC

PETALING JAYA: The integrity of the Criminal Procedure Code is at stake if the federal government continues to allow the Terengganu Syariah Court sentence women to caning in public, said Wanita MCA chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie.