This is section is a comprehensive repository of research and reports produced by KRYSS Network.
Some are done by our partner-directors when they were associated with other organizations, and where these resources are relevant to the work we do.
In 2019, we started on a research process to answer two dangerous assumptions, that: access to, and exercise of freedom of opinion and expression, is equal for all, and; social media platforms enable social and political freedom for everyone, women included. Being neutral is not the same as enabling equality, given how, historically, the idea […]
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 roles 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 […]
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 […]
Extremism and The “Progressive” Extremist in Malaysia: Towards Understanding the Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity through the Collective and Its Ideology
Picture Taken from Lily Zheng’s Medium 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 […]
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, which recognized the multiple discriminations faced by […]