Search Results for Tag: marital rape
Malaysia needs to criminalize marital rape. Now.
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
A long way to go towards equality
WHILE reading a business report last month that listed Malaysia’s top 40 richest people (in 2017), it struck me that only one of them was a woman. And she ranks 19th at that.
Date07.03.2018 | 16:04
Tags#PressforProgress, Cedaw Committee, Elle Wong, female genital mutilation, FGM, International Women’s Day, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, marital rape, sexual harassment, Stock Exchange, women's rights
India does a U-turn and still fails to criminalize marital rape
A recent statement, Maneka Gandhi, India’s Women and Child Development Minister, says that marital rape cannot be applied to the Indian context. Her comments have raised many disturbing questions.
Date24.03.2016 | 15:33
Tagsdomestic violence, Education, empowering women, girls' rights, illiteracy, India, India’s Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi, marital rape, poverty, Roma Rajpal Weiß, women's rights
Child marriage ‘epidemic’ on the rise in South Asia
Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to scrap a proposed legislation that calls for lowering the legal marriage age of girls to 16. Child marriage rates are very high in South Asia, with Bangladesh topping the list.
Date26.06.2015 | 13:01
TagsAfghanistan, bangladesh, Child marriage, girls' rights, HRW, human rights violation, Human Rights Watch, marital rape, Pakistan, south asia, women's rights
Need a license to rape? Just get married in India!
It’s official! Under Indian law, marital rape cannot be classified as a crime. A 31-member committee including two female members took the Anti-Rape bill to Parliament.
Date06.06.2015 | 12:57