Gender Justice and the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

In Malaysia, while gender inequality is often and rightly addressed in terms of gender-based violence and its discriminatory impacts, the impact of gender inequality on freedom of expression is largely unaddressed. A framework for an unrestrained freedom of expression means very little to women and gender non-conforming persons if it ignores the inherent power dynamics … Continue reading Gender Justice and the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

REVOLUSIS Animation: Sedar Diri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AqfY3t-210 In today's day and age, many people are under the impression that girls are hypersexualized and are uninhibited in presenting themselves sexually over social media. This perception is influenced by a pervasive victim-blaming culture where it is always the girls’ fault for not exercising restraint in how they present themselves in public when they … Continue reading REVOLUSIS Animation: Sedar Diri

Virtual Workshop Roadshow Zine: Risalah Abby

In conjunction with our 2021 Virtual Workshop Roadshow, 'Unpacking Online Gender-Based Violence', we created a Zine to further the awareness of online gender-based violence, its harms to victims, and the resources available to help victims. This Zine centers around the story of Sara, a 15-year-old girl who becomes a victim of online gender-based violence after … Continue reading Virtual Workshop Roadshow Zine: Risalah Abby

Episode 5: Future of Work (Part One)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1xkkcI6uqywM9tUQL8eoOf Digitalization and globalization have resulted in significant changes in our way of life and work. For some, this has meant significant improvements in productivity and efficiency. For others, it has meant increased vulnerability and costs. The situation is now made worse because the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the pre-existing negative impacts of capitalist-driven … Continue reading Episode 5: Future of Work (Part One)

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