Political Participation: Parity, Inclusiveness, Diversity

Political Participation: Parity, Inclusiveness, Diversity Media Statement, 8 March 2016 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) congratulates Jannie Lasimbang for her win in the JKKK (Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung) election for Kg. Tanaki and Nampasan in the district of Penampang, Sabah. We further congratulate the district of Penampang for the admirable effort in holding local […]

“Kami Wanita Orang Asli, Dengar Suara Kami!” Documentary

On International Human Rights Day 2014, EMPOWER is pleased to announce the soft launch of “Kami Wanita Orang Asli, Dengar Suara Kami!”, a documentary on the struggles of Orang Asli communities in three states in Peninsular Malaysia. The filming was done by Orang Asli women who were part of EMPOWER’s women’s political participation programme, and […]

#16Days of Activism #GBVTeachIn

On 27 November 2014, EMPOWER held a Twitter teach-in as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women, on violence against indigenous women. If you missed it, don’t despair — we have the entire teach-in archived via Storify: [View the story “#16Days of Activism #GBVteachin” on Storify] EMPOWER has been working with […]

More Attention and Action Needed on Human Rights

The Coalition of Malaysian NGOs for the UPR Process (COMANGO), Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) and the Bar Council through its Human Rights Committee concur with Dato’ Ho May Yong, Deputy Secretary-General, Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and head of the government delegation to the Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia: much more attention and […]