What is 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?

Towards Mapping Media Agents of Change for Gender Equality in Malaysia

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

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

REVOLUSIS — a graphic novel because girls matter

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