Press Statements

Focusing on pressing and urgent women’s issues

On February 19, Malaysia’s progress in women’s rights was reviewed at the 69th session of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This is the second time Malaysia has been reviewed after it acceded to CEDAW in 1995. The review process is undoubtedly one of the best platforms to raise awareness of issues concerning the rights of women in Malaysia. The Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society Organisations in the UPR Process (MACSA) welcomes the government’s commitment in combating discrimination against women including the government’s assurance to enact Gender Equality Act, as well as its commitment in upholding and implementing a legal framework and policies pertaining to marriage and family on the basis of equality between m...

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