Tan Jin Chi (July 2016) bravely shares his internal transformation after reading Mata Hati Kita. As I ventured into the 3rd year of my law degree, I could really feel my passion in upholding and defending fundamental human rights. Women's rights is my favourite topic to talk about, I find myself constantly advocating and educating … Continue reading Jin Chi’s Transformation
This International Women's Day, I wanted to share some thoughts. Our struggle for gender equality remains a major challenge despite years of speaking truth to power. Unfortunately, most men who have yet to check their privilege, don't get it, and some deliberately refuse to understand. We still have men who ask, "when is Men's Day?", … Continue reading International Women’s Day
Most of us cannot imagine what equality looks like in real terms. So it may help to think about and recall situations when we felt equal to someone else who appeared to have more power, more influence, more opportunities, more privileges, and so on. The first time I was forced to think about "equality" is … Continue reading Pictures of Equality
How do we begin to understand equality in a world where there are too few examples of what equality looks like? Too often, men and women would misunderstand "equality" as "equal treatment", such as below: Image Source: https://medium.com/inspired-ideas-prek-12/whats-the-difference-between-equity-and-equality-in-education-ef20971e7fda It is very important to bear in mind that the left image above does not show "equality" … Continue reading What is equality?
KRYSS Network decided to undertake a research on “gender and media” in 2019 in view of the considerable freedom that media has begun to enjoy under the Pakatan Harapan government. This research, which was supported by UNESCO, and conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Journalists Malaysia, highlights how media is very sensitised and consciously … Continue reading Towards Mapping Media Agents of Change for Gender Equality in Malaysia
It was in 2010 that the CEDAW Committee adopted two ground-breaking General Recommendations that clearly elaborated the human rights protections afforded to lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). This included General Recommendation No.27 that recognised the multiple discriminations faced by … Continue reading On the Record: Violence Against Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Transgender Persons In Malaysia
Huda and Serene, two of REVOLUSIS's six writers who spoke with BFM89.9 on the need for girl-power narratives. Photocredit: BFM89.9
REVOLUSIS is a populist graphic novel in Bahasa Malaysia for teenage girls that is centred on girl-power, that girls can do great things with the right support. A brainchild of Knowledge and Rights with Young people through Safer Spaces (KRYSS), The creative team behind REVOLUSIS comprise six feminist writers and a graphic novelist artist who … Continue reading REVOLUSIS — a graphic novel because girls matter