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Terengganu’s Shariah criminal law punishes out-of-wedlock pregnancy and childbirth with max 3 years' jail, max 6 strokes of whipping, or max RM5,000 fine, or...

Malaysia

The Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia notes that Malaysia‘s maternal mortality rate in 2021 was the highest in four decades.

The Malaysian Paediatric Association says criminalising pregnancy and childbirth may increase maternal and infant mortality, with unsafe abortions and baby dumping.

Malaysia

The Malaysian Paediatric Association says criminalising pregnancy and childbirth may increase maternal and infant mortality, with unsafe abortions and baby dumping.

Malaysia

It’s unclear if the Terengganu Shariah amendment exempts rape victims or if Muslim health care professionals will be prosecuted for providing maternity care to...

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Malaysia

Malaysia

Digital activism has helped women find their voices but, as in the real world, they are still subject to harassment online.

Malaysia

In the face of silence from their universities, students have taken to social media to demand better action against sexual harassment and assault.

Malaysia

Malaysia has touted its employment law reform as a crackdown on modern slavery, but it could all unravel without a few fixes.

Malaysia

Women make up only 13.44 per cent of total candidates vying for parliamentary seats in the upcoming general election.

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Opinion

JAG urges the government to appoint someone with a strong track record of championing the welfare of women and children as the Minister for...

Opinion

Voters have more sophisticated expectations from political parties and coalitions, who in turn, have a duty to quell misogyny to empower society to develop...

Opinion

In the lead-up to the International Conference on Family Planning, UNFPA’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Björn Andersson, underscores the importance of...

Opinion

Media objectifies and trivialises women candidates by using phrases like ‘jelitawan’, ‘beauty with brains’, ‘pakej lengkap’ and ‘mencuri perhatian’ when describing them.

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World

World

It’s been a long fight but the battle against sexual violence in Indonesia’s universities is slowly being won.

World

Violence against women in South Asia remains high, but women are slowly gaining wins through online activism.

World

The death of Mahsa Amini unleashed outrage at the government's treatment of women that had long been simmering beneath the surface.

World

For a protest movement to succeed, it must fit within the cultural landscape of its environment.

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