Search Results for Tag: Malaysia
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
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.
Date06.09.2018 | 14:35
Tagsanti-LGBT, caning, Indonesia, LGBT, Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia, Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, public caning, same-sex relations, Shariah
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.
Date04.09.2018 | 13:27
Tagsbangladesh, Cox's Bazar, Human rights, Malaysia, Malaysian AIDS Council, women's rights, xenophobia, Yante Ismail