For centuries, women's’ autonomy was limited to a large extent and prohibited from partaking in many basic activities on the sole grounds of gender; some even imposed by law.
For a long time, men have dominated the top of the food chain when it comes to achieving a successful career, while women are expected to stay home to raise their kids and run the household. However, as time passes, women are breaking barriers and emerging to achieve their goals and full economic potential regardless of society’s expectations of women.
Poverty and inequality are not the most glamorous of topics, but it is the core focus of Dr Madeline’s work. She enjoys going out and conducting field research within the rural areas of Sabah and Sarawak, and the Orang Asli community in the Peninsular.
For a large part of history, men dominated the top of the food chain when it came to achieving a successful career – while women were relegated to staying at home. Today, women are realising their potentials and breaking barriers left and right to emerge as high-achievers.
In line with the overarching theme of ‘Malaysia of Tomorrow : Equality and Reform’, the focus of the Advocacy Department for Quarter 1 would be to advocate for closing the gap that exists in terms of gender equality.
In a male dominated career, as of February 2019, women represent only 24.3 percent of all national parliamentarians in the world. Let’s bring this issue closer to home and unravel this topic even further.
Increasing insights on cases of police brutality globally showed me, and the world at large, that when power is given to the wrong people with lack of scrutiny, things can get ugly real quick.
Should there be a limit on freedom of speech and freedom of press?
When I was given the opportunity to study abroad, I have to admit that I was oblivious to the concept of cultural appropriation, and I am still learning to this very day. These topics which have been mainly discussed in Western countries over the years became more prevalent this year with the Black Lives Matter movement.
This is the championed phrase that is paraded by advocates on and off social media. The elephant in the room, however, is that it has rarely (if ever) been effective in comforting for those experiencing social isolation - and we know it.
I could never quite understand why people think studying politics is boring. Malaysian politics in 2020 was everything but boring. Or maybe some think politics, like their crush, is out of their leagues.
13 years ago, the small kid of me dreamt of being in Malaysia in 2020 when we would have flying cars, bullet trains, high-rise skyscrapers. It was the target year of Wawasan 2020 (Vision 2020) when Malaysia aimed to be a fully developed nation. But, that target was never achieved, atleast not this year. What happened to Wawasan 2020?
The novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China has left economies bleeding and people losing their loved ones in the worst pandemic in over 100 years. The severity of the disease along with how easy it gets transmitted has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 12, 2020.
Black Lives Matter didn’t start with George Floyd. It will not end with him. Following his murder on 26 May 2020, the movement began to s...