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Nation 17 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Book on harassment launched

The Women's Development Collective has launched a book of case studies relating to sexual harassment at the workplace to highlight the need for legislation to create a dignified working environment for women workers.

Lifestyle 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sexual harassment no joke

THE Joint Action Group Against Violence Against Women (JAG) is concerned over recent media reports which equate sexual harassment with women #8220;using their feminine wiles in the workplace#8221;.

Lifestyle 08 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Pushing for an Act

The Women's Development Collective produced a book on sexual harassment last year as part of their efforts to encourage the tabling of a Bill on sexual harassment and the implementation of the proposed Sexual Harassment Act. PATSY KAM speaks to one of the authors for her take on the issue.

Nation 08 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Building consensus over conversions

Several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and religious groups have agreed to set up a loose coalition to build consensus on social and legal problems that arise after a spouse converts to Islam.

Nation 31 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Immigration officers ignorant of changes

Four years ago, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sent out a directive that mothers could sign as guardians of their children on certain official forms, such as passport applications, but a number of civil servants still refuse to allow them to do so. Mothers run into problems when applying for their children's passport because old forms, defining the father as the guardian, were still being used at the Immigration Department offices.

Letters 25 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Seek public view on changes

From LOH CHENG KOOI,Executive Director,Women's Centre for Change, Penang, On behalf of Joint Action Group Against Violence Against Women

Nation 07 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mixed reaction to action plan

Vetting of those with jobs that require close contact with children as a way to prevent sex crimes should involve the employers, said non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and trade unions.

Nation 17 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Group: Come down hard on sex fiends

A women's action umbrella group has suggested to the Select Parliamentary Committee, set up to study the Penal Code (Amendment) 2004 Bill and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 2004, to come down hard on sex offenders.

Nation 17 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Group: Come down hard on sex fiends

A women's action umbrella group has suggested to the Select Parliamentary Committee, set up to study the Penal Code (Amendment) 2004 Bill and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 2004, to come down hard on sex offenders.

Nation 23 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Make marital rape a crime’

Every year, more than 70 wives complain that their husbands have raped them but the authorities can do nothing because marital rape is not a crime in Malaysia.