Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) Statement on Marital Rape

Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) Statement on Marital Rape For release on June 12th 2015 The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is deeply disappointed by the de facto Law Minister, Nancy Shukri’s statement yesterday that the government has decided not to criminalise marital rape. Currently, Section 375 of the Penal Code […]

We Shall Overcome: Remembering Irene Fernandez

We Shall Overcome: Remembering Irene Fernandez Media Statement, 3 April 2014 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is deeply saddened by the passing of Irene Fernandez. Many of us knew her as a comrade and friend, stretching back years to the beginnings of our lives as activists and human rights defenders. Irene Fernandez has had a […]

PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM RAPISTS AND PAEDOPHILES

The alleged rapist: a 40 year old restaurant manager, the victim; a 13 year old girl. According to the Star and the Sabah Daily Express on 8 May 2013, the 40-year old man was applying for the withdrawal of the rape charge before the Sessions Court in Kota Kinabalu as he is going to marry […]