Search Results for Tag: Malaysia
AS a young girl, Chan May Chong loved to fiddle with electronic gadgets and computers, often taking things apart and putting them back together to find out how they worked. Later, she loved studying math and robotics, where she learnt about programming, something which she says encouraged her to think more proactively about her surroundings.
Date05.12.2018 | 9:30
TagsEducation, Kennedy Space Center, Malaysia, NASA, Rocket Man, The Universe in a Nutshell, women's rights
REMNANTS of the colonial era. Patriarchal and archaic. These are just some of the reasons that could explain why marital rape is yet to be considered a crime in Malaysia.
Date24.11.2018 | 14:34
Tags#16DaysCampaign, Cedaw, Convention of the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, Elle Wong, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, Malaysia, marital rape, patriarchal, rape
Perhaps she could have pursued a career as a high-flying lawyer, but Ida Thien has absolutely no regrets.
Thien, 27, is one of the four founders of Closing The Gap (CTG), a social project that helps high-potential students from challenging backgrounds overcome hurdles in order to gain access to higher education.
Date08.11.2018 | 10:33
When a young girl is married off, there’s no denying it; her childhood ends and injustice begins. Not only is deprived of further opportunities for education, she is robbed of her innocence and the right to achieve her full potential.
Date09.10.2018 | 12:25
TagsASEAN, Borneo, Child marriage, girls' rights, International Day of Girl Child, Malaysia, Sabah, women's rights
WHEN Malaysian June Rubis was an undergraduate at a Canadian university, she was told by a professor that she could never do orangutan field research because she was a woman, of the wrong nationality – even though orangutans are found in Malaysia – and that she would never have enough capital to do it.
Date07.10.2018 | 8:59
From investment banking to private equity, Malaysian Sasibai Kimis’ career in finance took her her all over the world, from London to New York to Ghana.
Date04.10.2018 | 12:53
TagsBritish Council Social Enterprise Award, craftmanship, Earth Heir, Eisenhower Fellow, handicraft, heritage, local craftmanship, Malaysia, Sasibai Kimis, women's rights
Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale have drawn accusations of irresponsible marketing and human trafficking. DW spoke with the NGO Migrant Care about how domestic workers become “commodities.”
Date25.09.2018 | 9:15
TagsFilipino, Indonesia, maid, Malaysia, Middle East, Migrant Care, Ministry of Manpower, MOM, Philippine, Singapore, women's rights