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World 05 Sep 2019 | 9:05 PM

South Korean lawmaker sparks outrage after scolding nominee for not having baby

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean lawmaker came under fire this week after he scolded a female nominee to the country's antitrust body for not having a child to fulfil her duty to the nation.

Metro News 16 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Women urged to break glass ceiling

MALAYSIA can enjoy stronger economic growth when women are supported and empowered to stay in the workforce, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

World 13 Mar 2019 | 5:42 PM

Saudi women's rights activists stand trial in criminal court

RIYADH (Reuters) - Several Saudi Arabian women rights activists stood trial on Wednesday for the first time since a group of them were detained last year in a case that has intensified scrutiny of Riyadh's human rights record after the murder of a prominent journalist.

Nation 09 Mar 2019 | 3:36 AM

Thousands march for women's rights, gender equality in KL

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 1,000 people took to the streets near Sogo KL on Saturday (March 9) morning to march for women's rights in conjunction with International Women's Day.

Nation 08 Mar 2019 | 4:38 AM

Sarawak group urges govt to enact new laws to safeguard women's rights

KUCHING: In conjunction with International Women's Day on Friday (March 8), the Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) is calling on the government to take key steps to empower women towards equality.

World 25 Feb 2019 | 8:48 PM

Afghanistan to hold grand council of elders to discuss peace talks

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan is planning to hold a grand council of tribal elders and political leaders next month to discuss how to end the Taliban insurgency, a presidential peace envoy said, as Taliban officials and U.S. diplomats prepared to resume talks in Qatar on Monday.

Nation 24 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Women’s rights groups renew push for gender equality law

KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s rights groups are renewing their calls for a Gender Equality Act to protect women from discrimination in various facets of life.

Nation 01 Dec 2018 | 2:13 AM

Wanita MCA forms legal and policy development revisory committee

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita MCA has formed a legal and policy development revisory committee to study all legal provisions and policies that oppresses and marginalises women, says its chief, Datuk Heng Seai Kie.