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Moving to end child marriages in Malaysia

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.

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09.10.2018 | 12:25

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Tapping indigenous knowledge to protect orangutan

June Rubis at a rice field in Sarawak © June Rubis

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.

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07.10.2018 | 8:59

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Banking on sustaining local heritage – A woman’s true purpose in life

Sasibai Kimis. Photo Credit @Kenny Loh

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.

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04.10.2018 | 12:53

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Singapore ′maids for sale′ ad sparks investigation

 

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.”

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25.09.2018 | 9:15

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Public caning of women highlights homophobia in Malaysia

Archive photo of a woman being caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province, from 2017

Marginalized groups in Malaysia have sought better treatment under the new government. But after two women were publicly caned on Monday for indulging in same-sex relations, hopes have been dashed for the LGBT community.

Date

06.09.2018 | 14:35

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Meet Yante Ismail, a Malaysian humanitarian, artist and feminist

SHE is a humanitarian worker by day and an artist by night. And both vocations come together beautifully, like a woven tapestry.

Yante Ismail has been involved in non-profit and humanitarian work for 20 years. For the past decade, she has also been a professional artist. Her artwork brings attention to human rights issues, particularly women’s rights and empowerment.

Date

04.09.2018 | 13:27

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Malaysia’s Rainforest Warrior

Doing a recce for the SORR 2018 event – Copyright @shariffasabrina.

SHE is as comfortable in platform heels and elegant evening dresses as she is in cargo pants and trekking shoes.

Date

11.08.2018 | 13:13

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