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Tag: Sisters in Islam

Stop policing the way women dress, SIS tells Kelantan religious body

Group slams issuing of summonses to 39 women for dressing sexily and behaving indecently in public.

PAS MP reprimands Hannah Yeoh for giving RM20,000 to SIS

Siti Zailah says deputy minister should not have given any aid to Sisters in Islam as it will ‘confuse’ Muslim women and as SIS’s activities are ‘contrary’ to Islam.

Stop female circumcision, it has no medical benefit, say women’s groups

It is nothing more than a cultural tradition says Sisters in Islam, while another NGO says it perpetuates a ‘harmful ideology’.

Do we need an Islamic state to be good Muslims?

Why can’t we just be good Muslims in a progressive country which embraces modernity?

2019 will see the rise of more Beautiful Malaysians

I expect an increase in the chorus of Malaysian voices speaking out against injustice, racists and politicians who use religion to gain support, even as racial rhetoric rises.

Lindungi wanita, jangan permudahkan poligami, kata aktivis

Adalah lebih baik kerajaan menggubal undang-undang bagi memastikan suami membayar nafkah kepada isteri dan anak-anak mereka.

Activists’ draft law on discrimination sent to ministry

KL Bar chief Goh Siu Lin says LGBT members among those to be protected, urges government to help enact the proposed law.

Sisters In Islam: Larang kahwin bawah umur kepada semua kanak-kanak

NGO itu berkata tiada keadaan yang membenarkan perkahwinan kanak-kanak berlaku di negara ini.

Ban child marriage for all children, says Sisters in Islam

The NGO says there is no acceptable circumstance which can allow child marriage to take place in the country.

Nurul’s tudung ‘lecture’ shows moral policing becoming a norm, says SIS

NGO expresses concern that women and girls accept that men can tell them how to dress and behave.

Kumpulan sivil desak 30% perwakilan wanita dalam Kabinet

Kumpulan masyarakat sivil berkata PH mesti menunaikan manifesto mengenai perwakilan wanita.

Unicef: Unilateral conversion ruling in tune with UN convention

Malaysia is a signatory to the agreement that promotes the best interests of a child, says Unicef rep.

Groups concerned over Jakim’s ‘gender identity’ test

14 NGOs and civil society groups want Jakim to make public what is involved in the gender test and all related processes.

State religion status leaves many ‘outside the box’

This is due to differing interpretations on the status of Islam as stated in the Constitution, says Marina Mahathir.

NGO wanita: Jangan sensasikan tajuk berita elak pembaca keliru

Pengarah eksekutif Sisters In Islam berkata, tajuk berita sesetengah media tidak sensitif terhadap mangsa rogol dan penderitaan mereka.

SIS: Is Penal Code law invoked on Muslims insulting other faiths?

It says Section 298 of the Penal Code which was cited in the sentencing of a non-Muslim housewife for hurting ‘religious feelings’ being selectively wielded.

Important to ensure Kassim’s struggles remain alive, says SIS

Sisters in Islam says Kassim stood for and lived out many principles in his life including justice, freedom of thought and speech, and freedom of religion.

Zaid: Government scared of speakers, writers who ask people to think

Zaid Ibrahim says that is the reason Turkish author Mustafa Akyol was detained overnight by the Islamic religious authorities, adding the authorities should differentiate between the Akyols and the Naiks of the Islamic world.

NGO says Muslim-only policy an act of segregation, bigotry

Sisters in Islam (SIS) says the growing number of incidences in Malaysia where there is discrimination premised on the Islamic faith, is alarming.

Wakil PBB bimbang percanggahan kerajaan tentang ekstremisme agama

Pelapor khas PBB mempersoalkan percanggahan antara retorik dan realiti fundamentalisme dan ekstremisme Islam di negara ini.

‘A wife’s body is her own’

Setiu MP gets flak for saying women are being abusive when they won't have sex with their husbands.

Tubuh isteri bukan milik suami, Marina bidas wakil rakyat BN

Ia memperkecilkan masalah penderaan rumahtangga, kata aktivis wanita selepas seorang wakil rakyat BN berkata suami yang dinafikan seks juga didera.

Sisters in Islam hails judgment against NRD as Islamic

The Muslim women's rights group says the Court of Appeal's decision against the National Registration Department fulfils the shariah's objective of protecting life.

Apex court to decide if fatwa dispute should go to civil...

Leave given to Selangor religious authorities to appeal a Court of Appeal ruling as the legal questions posed have implications on the Federal Constitution, says Chief Justice Raus Sharif