Voice, visibility and variety of viciousness: A Malaysian study on women’s lived realities on social media

This is the fourth study on internet rights by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) under the APC-IMPACT project. It builds on EMPOWER’s previous research on online freedom of expression and freedom of information as well as freedom of assembly and association. It is a feminist response to increased instances of bullying and harassment on social media, seeking … Continue reading Voice, visibility and variety of viciousness: A Malaysian study on women’s lived realities on social media

Voice, Visibility and Influence: Towards Mapping Media Agents of Change for Gender Equality in Malaysia

“Women in media” has been interrogated through research in many ways. Conventionally, it touches on the portrayal of women, women’s role and responsibilities, and the structural challenges faced by women journalists in media. As such, “voice”, “visibility” and “influence” of women can take many forms in media. However, little research can be found on how … Continue reading Voice, Visibility and Influence: Towards Mapping Media Agents of Change for Gender Equality in Malaysia

Extremism and The “Progressive” Extremist in Malaysia: Towards Understanding the Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity through the Collective and Its Ideology

This paper begins with an ideological analysis of “violent extremism” and “extremism”, and argues that to effectively prevent violent extremism, there is an urgent need to better understand and counter extremism. This paper makes a conscious distinction between “violent extremism” and “terrorism” and offers conceptual clarity on the definition of “extremism”, that is, as “actions, … Continue reading Extremism and The “Progressive” Extremist in Malaysia: Towards Understanding the Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity through the Collective and Its Ideology

On the Record: Violence Against Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Transgender Persons 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