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The latest High Court verdict, released last week in full, cited a raft of practical hindrances to any woman being a registrar, be it crossing waterways to conduct weddings or not being able to enter mosques during menstruation.
Two in five workers here, polled in the first nationally representative survey on workplace sexual harassment, said they have been victims of such unwelcome sexual advances or remarks in the office in the past five years.
PETALING JAYA: Those seeking better enforcement and protection against gender-based violence and discrimination will have to wait longer with the suspension of Parliament during the emergency.
SUNWAY Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah joined Pope Francis, former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay and world leaders in launching Mission 4.7 on the first day of the annual Vatican Youth Symposium on Dec 16.
THE Asian culture is often equated with being an exam-oriented one that places pressure on achieving good grades.
Under the new five-year gender equality plan, approved by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet, the government has postponed the goal for women to account for at least 30% of leadership positions until "as early as possible during the 2020s.”
KOTA KINABALU: A woman is widely tipped to become the city's new mayor with incumbent Datuk Nordin Siman on the way out as his contract ends on Dec 31.
BANGKOK (AFP): Denouncing sexual violence, demanding abortion reform and destigmatising sex work -- once-taboo issues are finding public expression in Thailand as women take up leadership roles in a youth-led pro-democracy movement.