Episode 4: Women and Girls’ Bodily Autonomy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5mXXG48ZBSkHnzqwDYa8x2?si=0a732544b59b4e17 Despite the many years of progress made by women's rights movement, bodily autonomy still remains elusive for millions of women and girls around the world. According to the UNFPA's 'My Body is My Own' report, nearly half of all women in 57 countries are denied bodily autonomy. In our society, bodily autonomy is regarded … Continue reading Episode 4: Women and Girls’ Bodily Autonomy

Episode 3: Online Gender-based Violence

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0GCipRia7SW0bKaSW5Np9d?si=63445afa8c564784 Often wrongly argued as part and parcel of "freedom of expression", online gender-based violence is the systemic tool used in denying the lived realities, identities, and opinions of women and marginalized communities who challenge the dominant status quo. It is an extension of gender-based violence that takes place online, and it is often deliberately … Continue reading Episode 3: Online Gender-based Violence

Episode 2: Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ufNl3dbNct1RhehGVO0Me?si=06b5dff3b24249a2 Most people see that women in Malaysia are able to go out to work, and so reject the data on the gender wage gap, and do not understand why women would dare demand for "equal pay" or more specifically, "equal pay for work of equal value". The undervaluing of women as workers worsens when … Continue reading Episode 2: Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

[BFM Interview] Taking action against online sexual harassment

With the recent case being a 17-year-old girl getting numerous lewd remarks and harassment for speaking up about rape culture in school, our Partner-Director, Serene Lim spoke to BFM during their Evening Edition on the available redress for victim/survivor of online gender-based violence and the challenges that comes with it. Click here to visit the … Continue reading [BFM Interview] Taking action against online sexual harassment

[PRESS STATEMENT] We stand in solidarity with Ain Husniza

We, the undersigned are extremely disturbed and appalled by the horrible and dangerous comments and threats made by the public towards Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam, a 17-year old Malaysian student who recently called out a male Physical Education (Pendidikan Jasmani Kesihatan) teacher in her school for ‘joking’ about rape and implying to male students that … Continue reading [PRESS STATEMENT] We stand in solidarity with Ain Husniza

Episode 1: Gender and Media

https://open.spotify.com/episode/57WaNBdM26yh4RONin0m0z?si=be0164e55ed644cd How does the Malaysian media portray women and gender issues? Is gender inequality still stereotyped and sensationalized in media coverage? For our first episode, together with our guest speakers, Angela M. Kuga Thas explores the topic of the media industry ensuring adequate and regular coverage on gender issues, including a gender perspective on issues. … Continue reading Episode 1: Gender and Media

Virtual Workshop Roadshow: Unpacking online gender-based violence

From March all the way to October 2021, KRYSS Network is running a “virtual workshop roadshow” where we make an open call to event and community organisers to invite us to jointly host a virtual workshop on digital rights and online gender-based violence with their organisation/society/collective or just a group of friends. These workshops would allow … Continue reading Virtual Workshop Roadshow: Unpacking online gender-based violence

REVOLUSIS – Fighting patriarchy with graphic novels

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 – Fighting patriarchy with graphic novels

[PRESS STATEMENT] End intimidation and prosecution against Nur Sajat

KRYSS Network strongly condemns the Selangor Islamic Religious Department’s (JAIS) attempts to intimidate and persecute Nur Sajat, a transwoman who is also a cosmetics entrepreneur.  The news of JAIS’s deployment of 122 personnel to pursue a nation-wide search of Nur Sajat appears to be an excessive exercise and can be perceived as disproportionate to her … Continue reading [PRESS STATEMENT] End intimidation and prosecution against Nur Sajat