Political parties urged to endorse recently launched Women’s Manifesto

Source: The Star Online

Launching of the Women’s Manifesto on International Women’s Day by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) with support of non-governmental organisations under the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG). Pic from The Star Online.

PETALING JAYA: Political parties and candidates are urged to endorse the recently launched Women’s Manifesto to champion women’s rights in Malaysia.

The Women’s Manifesto was launched on International Women’s Day by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) with support of non-governmental organisations under the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG).

“We hope to see political parties endorsing our Manifesto over the next few weeks, in time for the 14th General Election,” said Empower executive director Angela Kuga Thas at the launch in Gerakbudaya on Thursday.

Angela said that 40 civil society organisations have already endorsed the Women’s Manifesto, and hopes to see more political parties and organisations being added to the list.

The three objectives of the Women’s Manifesto is to have election candidates champion women’s agenda, inform Malaysians on the state of women’s rights, and to demand for change from the government to create a better environment for women’s rights. Read more

Launch of Women’s Manifesto

Empower poster

Women’s Manifesto is a document of women’s demands in Malaysia. These demands are researched and coordinated by Empower, in collaboration with women’s rights movements in Malaysia such as JAG (Joint Action Group for Gender Equality) and G-Blog. All the demands are divided to 10 themes. The Manifesto is:
– An opportunity for election candidates to champion women’s agenda
– To inform Malaysians on the state of women’s rights and gender at present
– Demand for change from the government for a better environment for women’s rights.

The launch of the Manifesto will be on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, 8pm, at Gerakbudaya. Everyone is welcome.

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Manifesto Wanita ialah sebuah dokumen yang menyenaraikan tuntutan wanita Malaysia. Tuntutan in dikaji dan diselaraskan oleh Empower, dengan sokongan dan input oleh pergerakan hak asasi wanita di Malaysia seperti JAG (Joint Action Group for Gender Equality) dan G-Blog. Semua tuntutan ini dibahagikan kepada 10 tema. Manifesto ini berperanan:
– Sebagai sebuah peluang untuk calon pilihanraya, ahli dan parti politik untuk memperjuangkan agenda wanita
– Memaklumkan rakyat Malaysia tentang keadaan hak asasi wanita dan gender pada masa kini
– Menuntut perubahan daripada kerajaan untuk hak asasi wanita yang lebih baik daripada masa sebelumnya

Pelancaran Manifesto Wanita akan diadakan pada Hari Wanita Sedunia, 8 Mac 2018, 8pm, di Gerakbudaya. Semua dijemput hadir.