Wanita berhak turut serta secara bebas dalam sistem demokrasi Malaysia

Kenyataan Media Wanita berhak turut serta secara bebas dalam sistem demokrasi Malaysia 7 Jun 2016 Kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh calon Bebas bagi Pilihan Raya Kecil (PRK) Parlimen Kuala Kangsar, Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary baru-baru ini benar-benar mengecewakan.[1] Kenyataan beliau bahawa wanita tidak sesuai menjadi pemimpin adalah salah sama sekali. Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) ingin […]

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 […]

Sexism and Bigotry in Parliament Must Be Censured

Sexism and Bigotry in Parliament Must Be Censured Media Statement, 5 November 2015 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is appalled to read reports that the Member of Parliament for Baling, Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, had used the slur “pondan” against a female Parliamentarian during a debate and further compounded his offence the next […]

International Women’s Day 2015: Stepping Up Equality

International Women’s Day 2015: Stepping Up Equality 4 March 2015 This year marks 20 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, as well as the 20th anniversary of Malaysia’s ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Today, while Malaysia has done an […]

Budget 2015: Women “Recognised” But Gaps Remain

Budget 2015: Women “Recognised” But Gaps Remain 15 October 2014 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) has serious reservations over the “gender budget” under Budget 2015. There are significant gaps in the Budget which, if left unaddressed, bring little benefit to some of Malaysia’s most marginalised and vulnerable women. The recognition of women’s varied economic activities […]

Joint Merdeka Statement

Joint Merdeka Statement 31 August 2014 Selamat Hari Merdeka! On this Merdeka Day, we as civil society organisations are disappointed that, a woman candidate who commands the majority support of the State Assembly, has yet to be named as the Menteri Besar of Selangor. A Menteri Besar must have the support of the majority of […]

Joint Statement: Resolve Selangor Crisis, Seize Opportunity to Make History

Resolve Selangor Crisis, Seize Opportunity to Make History Media Statement, 19 August 2014 The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) calls for a speedy resolution to the current political crisis in Selangor. We deplore the waste of public resources and time that could have been spent on more pressing issues. We wish to reiterate […]

Sexism is not a Malaysian Culture

Media Statement, 15 July 2014 Sexism is not a Malaysian Culture Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is extremely shocked by yet another slammer on women’s human rights. UMNO lawyer, Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun has actually given a sexist, distasteful and disrespectful comment against PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to say that […]

Joint press conference with Perak Women for Women Society and EMPOWER at Teluk Intan, 28 May 2014

Moving Forward on Women in Politics

Joint Statement, 28 May 2014 Moving Forward on Women in Politics Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) are appalled at the continued display of sexism and misogyny directed towards Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud. We are especially disappointed that so much of it has come from political and government leaders. During […]

Electoral Politics is No Place for Sexism

Media Statement, 22 May 2014 Electoral Politics is No Place for Sexism Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is appalled at the level of sexism and misogyny directed against Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, the Pakatan Rakyat candidate for the Teluk Intan by-election. While many of us cynically predicted that she would be hit with smear attacks […]